Auchmuty Library Refurbishments and Changes

Learning space refurbishments and upgrades

In 2021, the Library is undertaking significant refurbishments to our spaces in the Auchmuty Library.

This set of new and refurbished spaces will better reflect the latest developments in technologies and study space design for our University community. We will do everything possible to minimise the impact of these changes on our patrons during this time - please let our staff know if there is anything extra we can do to help.

Current Disruptions:




Disruption Level

Level 2 - AIC

3rd May – 11th June

The Reflection Room located in the Auchmuty Information Common will be relocated to L262 - a group study room in the same area. Look out for signage in the area to direct you to the replacement room.

Workers moving through the area.

Minor demolition and drilling.

Floor to ceiling fencing.

Level 2 - AIC

6th May – 11th June

Access to bathrooms and student kitchens in the Auchmuty Information Common will be blocked off as refurbishments commence. Bathrooms will then become accessible from the 10th of May after Library Hours.

Workers moving through the area.

Minor demolition and drilling.

Floor to ceiling fencing.

Level 3 – Foyer

10th May – 11th June

Group Rooms L318 - L321b will be unavailable during this period as they are refurbished. Please speak to Library staff about booking another available group room. The Foyer area may be noisy.

Workers moving through the area.

Usage of drills and minor noise disruptions.

Floor to ceiling hoarding.

Upcoming changes

  • Updates to Level 4 will provide improved individual study spaces with new furniture, task lighting, and more power outlets for devices.
  • New Content Creation Spaces for students to produce video recordings and podcasts.
  • The Auchmuty Information Common will have a facelift, featuring additional fixed PCs, sit-stand desks, and extended cafĂ© space.
  • The upcoming changes to the Law Reading Room on Level 3  will provide more vibrant, collaborative spaces for group and peer-to-peer study.

Changes already completed:

  • Reading Room 3 has been completely refurbished, and now features new furniture such as high laptop benches, consult tables, and modular co-working furniture.
  • In the Level 3 Foyer, a new consultation bar for technology help and skills consultations is now available.
  • We have increased the number of bookable group rooms, including a Zoom Room.
  • New Wollotuka Space on Level 3, bringing the Indigenous Collection and dedicated consult space together.
  • The Curriculum Resource Collection has now been moved to its new housing on Level 3 near the GLAMx Lab.

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