Get to know your University Libraries this Open Day!
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
Rare Books and Special Collections tours:
Take a fascinating tour behind the scenes of Rare Books and Special Collections. Amongst the treasures on display will be Aurora Australis, the first and only book to be written, printed and bound in Antarctica.
•10:00–10:50 •11:00–11:50 •12:00–12:50
Barr Smith Library, Rare Books and Special Collections, level 1
Visit the Law Library
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
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 of The Lab, with our VR headsets. Be amazed with how VR can be part of your future here at uni.
Open 10:00 – 14:00
Barr Smith Library, Ira Raymond Exhibition room, level 3
Reminiscences of the Great War exhibition
Available for viewing 9:00–17:00
Meet the curator, Dr Christine Rothauser: 9:30–13:00
Barr Smith Library, level 1, Rare Books and Special Collections
A selection of memorabilia from Michael Milburn and other collectors from South Australia. From the destruction of Belgium to the victory in 1918, this exhibition will take the viewer through an intimate understanding of
the suffering and day to day life of the ordinary soldiers, the modernisation of guns, transports and the nursing stations, and the heart breaking messages of soldiers and their families.
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.
Barr Smith Library Reading Room
Hear a talk about the history and future of the Barr Smith Library
Mitchell building, Edgeloe room.
The Library has a fascinating history including its original location in the Mitchell building to the design, by Walter Hervey Bagot, and construction of the purpose built Barr Smith Library complete with the opulent 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 2016 page for more info