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Building News : work on Level 2 of BSL

As part of the Hughes Plaza Learning Hub project, the builders need to install temporary stormwater pipes under Level 3 South (the area of construction). The pipes for this are being installed across the ceiling of parts of Level 2 South in the Barr Smith Library. These will be removed once the Learning Hub roof […]

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Building News – update

Regular visitors to the Barr Smith Library will have noticed a great deal of building activity. This is all related to the Hughes Plaza Learning Hub, which has a significant impact on the Library since most of Level 3 South is directly beneath the Plaza, so that all services in that area have been relocated […]

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Study spaces

Due to the impact on Library space of the construction of the Hughes Plaza
Learning Hub, it has been necessary to withdraw the collaborative study
rooms on Levels one and two of the Barr Smith Library. These rooms will be
removed in order to create new single study spaces.
When the Hub is opened in 2011 it is expected […]

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Relocation of Reserve and Multimedia

Due to the Learning Hub project, we are required to relocate Reserve and Multimedia from its present location on Level 3 South of the Barr Smith Library.
Due to severe limitations of space, we will need to split the services provided by Reserve and Multimedia, as follows:

the Reserve collection (books) will be relocated to Level 3 […]

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Special Collections to reopen soon

Good news! The relocation of Special Collections to its new location is almost complete. We now expect to reopen on Monday, 22nd February (2010!) in the new premises, on Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library.
The new Special Collections features a larger study area, and a new browsable collection of Pacific and Theatre materials.
There will […]

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Learning Hub news : relocation of Research & Reference

Due to imminent building works on the Hughes Plaza, we are relocating Research and Reference services this weekend.
From Monday, 8th February, Research and Reference will be in their new location, on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library. From the Library entrance, take the main stairs down one level, and turn to the right. Or […]

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New location for Reference Collection

The Reference Collection has moved!
If you look for it in the usual place, you’ll see this rather forlorn and empty space:

The Reference Collection now has a new home adjacent to the Reading Room on Level 2:

This relocation is part of the preparation for the Hughes Plaza Learning Hub. The Library is relocating services from Level […]

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Learning Hub news : relocations

In preparation for the new Learning Hub to be built on the Hughes Plaza, the Library is required to vacate Level 3 South for 2010. As part of that preparation, we have relocated the Newspapers and Current Journals from the southern “International Lounge” to Reserve and Multi-media.
We are also in process this week of relocating […]

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Disruption on Level 1, Barr Smith Library

Dear User
As part of the development of the new Hughes Plaza Learning Hub, it is necessary for the Barr Smith Library to remove many thousands of books from Level One of the Library for the relocation of Special Collections to that area.
This project must commence immediately.
All effort is being made to do this as quietly […]

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Relocation of "Medical" collection – Finished

We are pleased to announce that the relocation of medical and health sciences books is complete. All of the material previously found in the “basement” under the Reading Room can now be found on Level 2 South. This comprises items in the 600-619 Dewey call number range — general technology and medical/health sciences material.
The relocation […]

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