St Benedict’s Library is now fully reopened

19 June 2020

The University of Notre Dame Australia is pleased to announce the reopening of St Benedict’s Library, located on the Broadway Campus in Sydney.

Earlier this year, St Benedict’s Library was closed to make way for a stylish floor-to-ceiling transformation with improved study spaces and resources for students.

The interior of the building was demolished to allow for the revamp, which was designed specifically to meet students’ needs and free up more study floor space. The library now features new climate control, lighting, carpet and roofing, as well as updated group study facilities, printing/copiers stations and improved WiFi connectivity. The contemporary modular furniture allows for more versatile use of space and importantly, there are new individual study spaces, collaborative study booths and a dedicated silent study room.

Architecturally, the space has been opened up to reveal high ceilings and the building’s historic industrial skeleton. Live plants and foliage have been added and the building has also been fitted with oversized windows, allowing for more natural light. The new space is not only a more welcoming, comfortable and flexible learning environment, it’s a place for collaboration and community.

The library team looks forward to welcoming students and staff to the new St Benedict’s Library, and asks visitors to remember to practice social distancing while using the spaces.


Media Contact
Nancy Merlo : +61 2 8204 4044 | nancy.merlo@nd.edu.au