University staff will enjoy the light, airy work spaces that the New Library will offer, along with easier access to the whole collection.
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- training, meeting and consultation rooms
existing Library open up to 10 hours a day
- Automated Document Storage& Retrieval System (ASRS) will help you find and retrieve items quickly and efficiently
existing Library collections (1.8 million items) on open shelves and in stack, vulnerable to theft and damage
- support for technology enable learning with more PCs and digital resources
existing Library has 124 PCs plus 100 PCs in C5C
- exhibition space at the entrance including the Lachlan Macquarie Room
existing Library has exhibition space on level 2 and Lachlan Macquarie Room on level 1
- emphasis on sustainability, healthy environment, natural light and living courtyards
existing Library has served the University and students well and is of a design typical of its era
- café located at entrance
existing Library has vending machines for refreshments
We're getting ready for the new Library Moving the Library to a new building is a huge challenge. The new Library offers a fresh environment with great potential to re-shape the way we do things to better serve YOU. Read on ...[pdf 831kb]
Trees, Shrubs & Wildlife: What's happening?
Ecological assessment of the biodiversity, flora and fauna of the new Library site has been carried out by a number of specialists and no threatened habitats or species have been identified in this area.
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Your Library on the Move: tagging 1.4m items
As the new Library takes shape, Macquarie University Library is already ' on the move' gearing up for the massive task of ...Read on [pdf 782kb]
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This pathway has now been replaced and renamed Wally’s Walk. The saplings on the edges of the pathway have grown to magisterial proportions. These impressive, leafy plane trees now mask the concrete architectural brutalism of that original design. A green canopy that shields the eye and the sky. Read on…