Your New Library promises to be an inspiring place you will enjoy visiting to study and meet with friends.
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- learning lounges open extended hours
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, storing 80% of collection, open shelves storing 20% of collection
existing Library collections (1.8 million items) on open shelves and in stack, vulnerable to theft and damage
- café located at entrance
existing Library has vending machines for refreshments
- adaptable & high tech personal and collaborative learning spaces with capacity for 3,000 seats
existing Library has 1,260 seats, 21 group study rooms, and a learning lounge
- quiet study areas & dedicated postgraduate research areas
existing Library has Postgraduate Reading Room
- support for technology enabled learning with more PCs and digital resources
existing Library has 124 PCs plus 100 PCs in C5C
- 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
- The Library is currently trialling a variety of workspaces and technology. In June 2007 the Library received a grant of $150,000 from the University’s 2007 Carrick Institute Learning and Teaching Performance Fund. It has been used to design a student-centred learning space on level 1 of the Library.
The Learning Lounge is a self-regulated area for students to use technology and work individually or collaboratively. The area is being monitored and evaluated so that the best design features and most in-demand solutions can be integrated into the new Library.
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.
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…