New All Gender Accessible Bathrooms at Fisher Library

Image of a hallway with bathrooms on the right. Signs say All Gender Ambulant Toilet.
Hallway with people walking in the background and bathrooms on the right side.

We are pleased to share that three new all gender accessible bathrooms are now open on level 1 of Fisher Library.

Ensuring that our spaces are welcoming to all visitors is a priority for the Library; we’re committed to celebrating diversity and including people from all backgrounds.

Following feedback from the Library’s gender diverse stakeholders we committed to implementing these additions.  

The world is changing and so are the needs of our library staff and clients. This flexible project increases amenity for all.

Philip Kent, University Librarian

Fisher Library is located in a heritage-listed mid-century modern building, so we worked closely with University Infrastructure and their contractors to identify a suitable location close to existing plumbing.

Heritage consultants were also engaged to ensure the design was sympathetic to the heritage building. The wood panelled exteriors of the bathrooms blend consistently with the building’s interior style. Ensuring flexibility, the additional bathrooms are also accessible. The Library also took the opportunity to incorporate a shower to provide end-of-trip amenity. Construction on the bathrooms began in late 2022 and they were recently opened in May 2023.

The bathrooms are located on level 1 of Fisher Library close to the lifts, staff workrooms and connection to the Law Library.

Find out more about the Library’s diversity and inclusion initiatives here.