Central Library entry level redevelopment


We are pleased to announce that the Library, together with Flinders Campus Community Services, has obtained Better Universities Renewal Fund funding to enhance the Collaborative Learning Hub in the Central Library. Level 1 South of the Central Library will undergo a major redevelopment to create enhanced service points and incorporate a cafe area for library users.

Building on this project will commence on Monday 30th November 2009 and will affect access to the entrance level of the Central Library until Semester 1, 2010.

Detailed plans for the new project and information about the relocation of library services can be found at the Library Redevelopment webpage.

This page will be updated with more information and photos as the building work progresses.

The new look Central Library will include:

  • A Café area in the Library which will serve coffee, tea & snacks during the majority of the  Library’s opening hours.
  • A covered, upper level walkway from the Matthew Flinders Theatre through the library building to Red Vines Café and Sage.
  • Student Learning Centre space for teaching & student assistance
  • Informal study spaces, computers & laptop areas
  • Redeveloped library service desks

The new design for the Central Library has been shaped by student & staff feedback and we hope it will enhance services, particularly on evenings and weekends.

Temporary relocation of services

Due to the scale of the project, Library Services (all Desks and staff assistance) will be relocated to level 0 (Plaza level) from 30th November until semester 1, 2010.  During this time, the entrance to the library will be from the Plaza, via the 24 Hour Computer Lab door.  The Library wishes to apologise in advance for any inconvenience. More detailed information about the relocation of library services will be announced in the next few days – watch this space!

We welcome your comments!  Please leave a comment on this blog, or email libinfo@flinders.edu.au or phone 8201-2131 to report any immediate concerns or to provide feedback about the redevelopment.

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