To best meet the support requirements of learning, teaching, and research, the Library Project is bringing exciting opportunities and changes to how and where library services are delivered to our students and staff.
From September 2022, our main physical Library footprint will be at St Peter’s Library where we intend to refurbish and improve the current Library spaces. The refreshed St Peter’s Library will be a 'campus hub', offering easy access to a range of high-quality learning spaces, collections, and selected student support services. On City Campus, Library@Murray will be dedicated to Health Sciences and will deliver bespoke services and support to our City Campus learning community.
The Library Project is also taking a broad and holistic view of student learning spaces across our Campuses, including those based in Faculty buildings, to provide a 'hub and spoke' learning space model.
Our Library collections are becoming increasingly digital, allowing a focus on high-quality learning spaces. Print collections are being reduced in a managed way that is proportionate to realistic, identified academic requirements.
There will also be further investment in portable rather than fixed computing to give students the best flexibility in how they access spaces and services. The project will further develop our flexible approaches to service delivery at both campuses to support students in their library experience and their learning skills.
The Library Project marks a significant investment in our University Library Service. It offers a new and welcome opportunity to refresh and remodel our Libraries and services inspired by new thinking and the very best in modern library design.