Changes Proposed to Library Desk & Open Hours in 2020

In an effort to provide concentrated support when you need it most and to simplify our hours across our sites, the Library is proposing changes to our desk hours and opening hours starting Semester 1, 2020.

The proposed changes include the following across our sites:


Changes to Desk Hours

Fisher and Law libraries are open 24/7 (for those of you who like to study late!). Statistics tell us that 94% of our enquiries are received between 8am-8pm, so we are proposing a change to when our information desks are open:

Monday-Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
Fisher 8am-8pm  8am-8pm  10am-5pm  1pm-5pm 
Law 8am-8pm  8am-8pm  10am-5pm  1pm-5pm 


Changes to Library Opening Hours:

To simplify our opening hours across our other Library sites, we are proposing to change when libraries are open at the following sites:

Monday-Thursday  Friday  Saturday  Sunday 
SciTech 8am-8pm  8am-8pm  10am-5pm  1pm-5pm 
Health Sciences 8am-8pm  8am-6pm  10am-5pm  1pm-5pm 
Conservatorium 8am-7pm  8am-5pm  10am-5pm  – 
Nursing 9am-7pm  9am-5pm  –  – 


Changes to Chat Now hours

Chat Now is a great way to chat live with a Library staff member for instant support. From Semester 1, 2020 we are proposing to extend our ChatNow service hours to the following:

Monday-Thursday  Friday 
Chat Now 8am-10pm  8am-8pm 



What do you think about these changes? We want to hear from you!

Provide your feedback in this short survey.

The survey will close on Monday 28th October 2019 at 17:00.


New to Borrowing? Here’s 3 Top Tips to Get You Started:

1. You can borrow a truckload of books at any time…

Did you know you can borrow as many books as you like for up to a whole year?

2. Dodge those fines by returning recalled items

If someone else wants the book you have borrowed, you must return it within 7 days. This is called a recall. That’s why it’s a smart idea to return all your books if you’re planning on going away for more than a week. If you don’t – hefty fines can apply! So make sure you keep an eye on your email (and your spam) We’ll let you know if your book has been recalled.

You can also log into “My Account” to keep a track of all the items you’ve borrowed.

3. Library app = your digital Library card

Forgot your library card? Download the Library app and store your card on your phone.

You can also use the app to book study spaces, fast search the Library’s system, chat live with Library staff for support and more.

Quick Bites – Kick starting collaborative research partnerships

The Library’s Quick Bite program – a series of short, sharp presentations targeted at Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers – is back and better than ever! Register for our first offering below and keep your eyes peeled for upcoming Quick Bites throughout Semester 2:


Kick starting collaborative research partnerships in the humanities, arts and social sciences

Interested in translating your academic research into real world social impact? Have a potential research partner in mind but unsure of how to forge a research collaboration?

Coinciding with Innovation Week, this Quick Bite will outline tips, tools and strategies to help you navigate the world of research partnerships.

Target audience

Higher Degree Research students and Early Career Researchers



Emma Petherbridge, Academic Liaison Librarian, University Library

Anna Noonan, Business Development Manager, Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships


When:                              Wednesday 16 August, 12.15pm-12.45pm

Where:                             New Law School Annex – Seminar Room 446



This presentation will be recorded. Slides will be uploaded to the Library’s Quick Bites You Tube playlist approximately one week after the event.