From Semester 1, 2016 our new spaces will be re-named to reflect their new identities. For a summary of the changes, please see the table below.
By Belinda Norman
“Commons” was chosen as it reflects what we are trying to achieve in space and service delivery. The word “commons” embodies the principle of open access which the Library strives to promote, both in terms of information and education, but also as a physical space open to all staff and students .“Commons” also reflects the peer to peer learning and support model we’re growing within these spaces, and our intention to make them places where our clients can collaborate and create their own workshops and events.
During the semester break, we have been busy refurbishing the Medical and Camden Libraries and are happy to announce that Medical is ready to go with Camden soon to follow!
Both spaces have been refitted as learning spaces with bookable group study rooms, additional study spaces, touchscreen help points, roving learning support via Peer Learning Advisors, and printing, scanning and computing resources.
The doors are open, but we will continue to improve the spaces over the next few weeks with additional study furniture due to be installed in both spaces, and for Camden a new Holds and Loans (HAL) unit for high demand material and requested or recalled material via document delivery.
These spaces will initially operate from 7am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-9pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays with the view to making them 24/7 as soon as possible.
All current students and staff at the University can use the spaces and you should already have swipe access added to your campus card or staff card.
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