Open Day activities in the Library: Sunday August 20

Get to know your Library this Open Day!reading_room_2
On Open Day you can make a grand entrance into one of the University’s hidden treasures, the Barr Smith Library’s iconic Reading Room, consult a weighty legal tome at the Law Library or take a look at a music score or two (or 120,000) at the Elder Music Library. This open day, we invite you to take a wander through the Barr Smith Library, South Australia’s largest research library, as well as the Law Library and Elder Music Library. But don’t spend too long perusing the shelves. The Barr Smith Library will be open from 9-5pm and is featuring a range of cultural experiences throughout the day.

Take a tour
Barr Smith Library tours:

•10:30–10:45 •11:30–11:45 •13:30–13:45
Barr Smith Library, Reading Room, foyer

Visit the Law Library
Open 9:00–17:00
Ligertwood building
The Law Library is a reference and research library supporting the Adelaide Law School and is located in the Ligertwood building. Come and visit the library, open all day.

Visit the Elder Music Library
Open 11:00–15:00
Near Kintore Avenue, gate 15
If you are intending to study music at the Elder Conservatorium, make your way to visit the elegant Elder Music Library in the Hartley building, to the west of the campus. Library staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the library.

Virtual reality – experience it now!
Virtual reality is here now. Come and be immersed in the three dimensional world with our VR headsets. Be amazed with how VR can be part of your future here at uni.
Open 11:00 – 15:00
Barr Smith Library, Ira Raymond Exhibition room, level 3

Cover to cover: exposing the bookbinder’s ancient craft
Available for viewing 9:00–17:00
Meet the curator 9:30–13:00
Barr Smith Library, level 1, Rare Books and Special Collections
Bookbinding is a humble pursuit.  Rarely does it receive the attention and glamour afforded to other ancient crafts.  Unlike the silversmith or the glassblower, whose talents are immediately obvious, the binder’s craft of construction is largely concealed, making it difficult to celebrate that which we cannot see. Yet a binding offers so much more than mere protection; it’s a story in itself. Delve into this fascinating, lesser-known craft in the Barr Smith Library, where exposed bindings, rare and old books, bookbinding equipment, tools and supplies from both Rare Books and Special Collections and the curator’s personal collection will be on display.

Theatre Guild Performances
Enjoy 10-minute performances by student members of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild.
11:15-11:25; 12:00-12:10; 12:45-12:55
Barr Smith Library Reading Room

Elder Conservatorium of Music performance – chamber music
Hear chamber music performed by some of our most talented students in the stunning acoustics of the Barr Smith Library Reading room – one of the University’s hidden treasures.
14:00-14:30
Barr Smith Library Reading Room

Come and say hello at the University Libraries stall in Hub Central, level 4, and meet our friendly library staff!
Visit the University of Adelaide Open Day 2017 page for more info

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