Sydney Library Transformation!

24 January 2020

Those of you on our Sydney Campus will have noticed that the St Benedict’s library is currently closed to allow for the extensive renovations which are currently underway. Due for completion on February 2020, these renovations will see our Sydney library transformed. As our Head Librarian, Stephen McVey says below, the space will be transformed to include:

New climate control, new lighting, new furniture, new carpet, new power points, new service points, new self-service technology, new individual study locations, new group study rooms, new collaborative study booths, a new silent study room, new technology and new windows and more natural light.

The library renovations add to the recent transformation of our Admissions & Prospective Students Offices spaces on Broadway and improvements to our Darlinghurst campus.

Below we have provided some Questions and Answers about the Library project. Your questions or comments can be directed to  Stephen McVey, University Librarian (stephen.mcvey@nd.edu.au).

Thanks for bearing with us during the renovations…

Peter Tranter | Acting Vice Chancellor

Q&A's

  • Why have we closed the St Benedict’s Library over Summer 2019/20?

    To transform the space into a contemporary and comfortable space where you will feel welcome and where you can access the resources, equipment and services you need to succeed at your University.

  • What’s changing?

    Everything about the building but nothing about our commitment to you as a student and a member of our community.

    The interior has been entirely demolished to allow for a total rebuild specifically designed to meet your needs. We have opened up the space to expose the skeleton of the building, revealing high ceilings and the historical workings of this industrial warehouse.  Our new entrance creates generous views which invite you into your Library and its multiple spaces for learning.

  • What’s going to be in the Library when it reopens?

    New climate control, new lighting, new furniture, new carpet, new power points, new service points, new self-service technology, new individual study locations, new group study rooms, new collaborative study booths, a new silent study room, new technology and new windows and more natural light.

  • How will this affect me?

    Your new library will be a learning environment that is welcoming, comfortable, and flexible. This space has been designed to support your learning during your studies at Notre Dame University but it is also meeting place; a place where you can not only think and learn but also a place for collaboration and friendship.

  • What can I do?

    Come in and enjoy the space. Oh, and let us know what else you need from your Library. We are here to listen and to respond. Our services are for you so please tell us if they aren’t the right fit for you. We will listen and respond.

Enquiries:

Stephen McVey University Librarian
The University of Notre Dame Australia
stephen.mcvey@nd.edu.au


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