Following our Lion’s
Den challenge and recent surveys, Library staff have been working hard to
introduce new ideas into our spaces to make student experience even better…
just in time for first semester exams.
Improvements we’ve been working on include:
Improved Kitchenette facilities
In Fisher Library, we’ve improved our kitchenette facilities
with new microwaves and seating areas. Don’t forget – there’s also vending
machines and a 24/7 coffee machine available for late night study energy boosts.
More study spaces &standing desks
We have installed over 190 new study spaces across SciTech, Fisher and Law Libraries, equipped with power and USB outlets. Prefer studying standing up? We have new high-level standing desks on Level 6 of Fisher Library.
Noticed our new blue ‘Silent’ signage around our
spaces? Last year our Library staff conducted surveys on our
3-tiered Quiet, Silent and Group zoning. Results showed that this system was
generally too confusing, therefore the new scheme simply has specific marked
silent zones and all other spaces are unmarked.
If you want a quiet place to study, head for a spot with
Printing in central locations
All printers in Fisher Library are now located on levels 3
& 4. There are also quick print service ICT kiosks available for your
Ever wander around the Library looking for a desk? Wander no more! We extended the trial of a desk booking system for Semester 1.
Students and staff may now book an individual desk at Fisher, Law, and SciTech libraries as well as in the Quarter . As part of an extended trial, approximately 115 desks will be bookable just like a meeting room.
Before the discovery of oxygen, a substance called phlogiston was thought to exist. As scientists experimented on the substances of air, they published their accounts and theories. Some of these publications are now on display at the SciTech Library. Works by the brilliant Robert Boyle; “Hard Luck” Scheele; the philogistically faithful Richard Kirwan; and the first to publish on oxygen, Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier. By 1789 oxygen was firmly placed on the basic table of elements.