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Showing posts with label Caulfield refurbishment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Caulfield refurbishment. Show all posts

11 May 2017

Access to Caulfield Library during exam study time - Bring your Monash ID card


Special entry arrangements apply at Caulfield Library beginning 15 May until 16 June for exam study.

Make sure you bring your ID card for hassle-free access to Caulfield Library during the period leading up to and including the exams.

While new study areas have recently opened at Caulfield, thanks to the refurbishment (see picture at right), there are still limitations on seats available there for study.

Caulfield Library will be open to only Monash staff and students between 15 May and 16 June, to ensure they have the best access to available study space.The Library introduced this restriction a few years ago because of the pressure on spaces.

If you plan to use this library over this period you must carry your Monash ID card to minimise inconvenience and delays at the library entrance.

CAVAL and ULANZ registered borrowers will be able to retrieve and borrow specific items, but will not be able to study in the library during the restricted access period.

Alumni and external fee-paying Library members will continue to have access by presenting their Library card. Students from Sir John Monash Science School and Nossal High School can also get in if they have their school ID.

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11 April 2017

200 more study seats now available at Caulfield Library


New study spaces have opened at Caulfield Library as the builders progress steadily towards finishing the refurbishment.



Good news! There are 200 additional seats available at Caulfield Library, increasing the total to just under 800 seats.

A new area has opened for student use on level 1, adjacent to the teaching rooms. The bright and modern area has been finished just in time for students to make best use of them.

Access to this area as well as the three teaching rooms is temporarily via the Ian Potter Sculpture Courtyard. These spaces are open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

The three teaching rooms are also available to students outside of Library class times. There are 30 fixed laptops that students can use for their study activities.

When the building works are completed, the library will have doubled its pre-refurbishment seating capacity from 750 to 1500 seats, offering a range of spaces for quiet study, collaboration and interactive teaching.

As the demand for study spaces has increased as the exams get closer, other study locations at Caulfield campus are available and are listed below for your convenience.



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20 February 2017

Caulfield Library reopens


Caulfield Library has reopened via a temporary entrance from the arcade level 1 tunnel between Buildings A and B. 




A bank of brand-new Macintosh computers
Following a three-month closure over summer, Caulfield Library has reopened via a temporary entrance at street level, across from Monash Connect. A temporary ramp is available for wheelchair access.

Approximately half the total space is now open for use, including 500 seats and open access to collections.

When completed, the library will have a total of 1500 seats.

Study and teaching spaces


Wireless is available and students can use their devices. The computers on levels 2, 3 and 4 can be used beginning Monday 27 February, including a large number of brand new Macintosh computers.

There are five discussion rooms for group work and these rooms will be available by Monday 27 February although they will not have AV capability yet. These rooms will be bookable after they have been fitted with technology (coming soon). Two more discussion rooms will be added when the rest of the library is opened.

Three large teaching rooms are located on level 1 and will be available from Monday 27 February. Initially, these rooms will only be accessible via a separate entrance from the Ian Potter Sculpture courtyard on the south end of Building A. Students should note that there will be no access to the rest of the library spaces from this area due to construction hoardings while builders complete the remaining works.

Borrowing


Staff and students can again request items from other campuses via Search and choose Caulfield Library as the pick-up location. Holds are now located on level 1 where the temporary entrance is. Please note: items on shelf at Caulfield cannot be requested for pick-up at the same library. Users should retrieve the items and borrow them at the Information point. From Tuesday 21 February, users can use the self-loan machines with their Monash ID.


Printing

Printing is now available from student mobile devices on the wireless network. Printing from the student computers will be available by Monday 27 February. The new Monash-wide M-Pass system is now live. Students release their print jobs / copy at the multi-function devices by using their Monash user name and password. Check 'how to print' instructions via the posters in the library or visit the website.



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25 January 2017

Matheson and Caulfield libraries set to re-open on 20 February

Both the Sir Louis Matheson and Caulfield libraries will reopen on Monday 20 February 2017 in time for Orientation Week. The summer closure of the two libraries has been extended to finish major building works.

Temporary borrowing arrangements are in place until the re-openings so that Monash staff and students can continue to borrow from both libraries.

Matheson Library

Caulfield Library 
  • Request items for pick-up at Room T103, Ground Floor, Building T from Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm or at any of our other libraries.
  • Return items at Room T103 from 7am - 7pm during the week or anytime if you have swipe card access. You may also return items at any of our other libraries during library hours or the after-hours returns at Law Library at Clayton.
Critical functions such as the preparation of reading lists for Semester 1 units continue unimpeded. 

If you need advice from Library staff or have any questions, go to an Information point at any other library, through ask.monash.edu, or by telephone (03 9905 5054).

We apologise for the delays and ask for your patience through the final stages of these projects.


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10 January 2017

Caulfield Library to reopen on 20 February

Caulfield Library will be reopening on Monday 20 February 2017. The date has been pushed back due to some unexpected delays, while still providing early access for new and returning students preparing for Orientation and first semester. The final stages of work are expected to be completed by 21 March.



The temporary arrangements for the pick-up and return of items held at Caulfield Library will continue until 20 February. 

Monash staff and students and visitors should note that:


  • From 20 February to 9 March, the Library's temporary entrance will be from the arcade level 1 between Buildings A and B (opposite Monash Connect). A temporary ramp will be available for wheelchair access.
  • From 9 March, the Library entrance will shift permanently to the West entrance facing the Campus Green. The landscaping works will continue.


When it reopens, the Library will have three-quarters of the total space open for use, including the physical collections, study and teaching spaces. An initial five bookable discussion rooms will be available to students.

Upon completion when all corners of the Library are open, it will have:

  • 1500 seats for individual and group study
  • Seven bookable discussion rooms with technology
  • Four teaching rooms, including three large state-of-the-art teaching rooms
  • Study nooks
  • A café located inside the Library
  • More natural light and an inspiring interior
  • Artwork from the Monash collection
  • Shade house at the front extending four levels

Thank you for your patience during the refurbishment. Stay tuned for updates.









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24 October 2016

Caulfield Library temporary closure after exams

The refurbishment of the Caulfield Library is progressing well and we’re about to enter the final stage of the project. To allow the major works to be completed more efficiently, Caulfield Library will be closed from Monday 21 November 2016 and will reopen on Monday 20 February 2017.




The Library has made arrangements during this 10-week closure so that Monash staff and students can:
  • use Search and request items held at Caulfield Library for pickup at Room T103, Ground Floor, Building T Monday-Friday, 8am - 6pm. There may be some delays as Caulfield staff will only have access to the collections for short periods each day. You may also request items for pickup at any of our other libraries.
  • return items due at Room T103, Ground Floor, Building T from 7am - 7pm during the week or anytime if you have swipe access. You may also return items at any other library on other campuses during library hours or via the after-hours returns at Law Library at Clayton.
  • get advice and ask questions at our other libraries, through ask.monash.edu, or by telephone (03 9905 5054).
Monash students can find alternative study spaces on the Caulfield campus or other libraries on other campuses.




Members of the public may wish to visit our other libraries at our other campuses.

We apologise for the disruption this temporary closure may cause and ask for your patience during this final stage. The refurbishment is scheduled to be completed by 9 March  2017.

Visit the Library website for more information. If you have any comments or concerns about the Caulfield Library refurbishment project, please email fsd.feedback@monash.edu.


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17 October 2016

Additional study spaces at Caulfield

Students at Caulfield campus now have a range of available study spaces, in addition to those in the Caulfield Library.


With the Swot Vac and end of year exam period beginning next week, we understand there is an increased need for study spaces on campus.

Our Caulfield Library offers individual, group and informal study areas to suit a range of different work preferences. Current refurbishment works to transform the library, however, can make finding a study space more difficult during this busy exam preparation period.

To help you, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the study spaces on campus.




More information
Use ask.monash to view answers or ask a question.
Visit Monash Connect or call +61 3 9902 6011 Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
View the Caulfield campus map (PDF, 0.1 MB).


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4 October 2016

Access to Caulfield Library during exam study time - bring your ID card

Students and staff are reminded to bring their ID cards when visiting the library at Caulfield campus from next Monday.


Caulfield Library will be open to only Monash staff and students between 10 October and 11 November 2016, to help ensure they have the best chance to find a study space.

Students from all campuses who plan to use Caulfield Library over this period must carry their Monash ID. This will minimise inconvenience and ensure you are not delayed at the library entrance.

Seating in the library is much more limited this year because of the refurbishment. When completed in April 2017 the library will have double the number of seats it had in the past.

The temporary exclusion of non-Monash visitors was introduced a few years ago to alleviate the shortage of study space experienced at Caulfield during the exam study period, when use is at its peak.

During the exclusion period, CAVAL and ULANZ registered borrowers will be able to retrieve and borrow specific items, but will not be able to study in the library. Alumni and external fee-paying Library members will continue to have access by presenting their Library card.

The exclusion also does not apply to Sir John Monash Science School and Nossal High School students.

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22 August 2016

Caulfield Library update: available study spaces and computers

The good news is large sections of levels 3 and 4 of Caulfield Library have been completed, and are now open for use. While new furniture is still to arrive, these areas offer an insight into what the interior will look like upon completion of the library’s refurbishment.



Architect's render of level 3 west 
From week 6, levels 1 and 2 (except for the entry) will be closed for construction. The entry into the library will be moved closer to the bridge link to Building K.

There has been a reduction in seating and student computers. There are currently 400 study seats and 70 computers, down from 750 and 160 respectively. Wireless and power are available in the library so it’s advisable to bring your own device.

Alternative study spaces

Check the alternative study spaces on campus, including the 24/7 computer labs.

For all students:

Building C Level 1 lounge = 140 spaces
Building T Level 1 Computer labs T125 and T126 = 60 spaces
Building S Level 2 Student lounge and Overseas Student Services lounge = 20 spaces
Building B Level 1 Monash Connect = 20 spaces
Building B Level 2 Foyer areas = 60 spaces
Building K Level 3 Foyer areas = NEW

For postgraduate students, there are spaces available via swipe card access:

Building C Postgraduate lounge = 120 spaces NEW
Building T Level 2 Labs and study spaces = 110 spaces
Building H Basement = 30 spaces
Building H Level 2 Syndicate rooms and casual seating = 55 spaces

Printing 

With reduced computer availability in Caulfield Library, a number of computers have been dedicated to express printing. Do plan ahead when you need to print something and especially when you are meeting a deadline. Expect a printing queue so allow sufficient time.

Service points and collections

The information point will be next to the new temporary entrance on level 2 and the research and learning point for drop-ins will be located on level 3. The collections will be housed on levels 3 and 4.


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10 August 2016

Caulfield Library works advance to next stage


Preparations for the next stage of the Caulfield Library redevelopment are now underway and the whole project is well on track to be completed by the start of semester 1, 2017.



By week 6 of this semester, study spaces in the completed section of level 3 will be available to students, in addition to the spaces on level 4.

However, it is unavoidable that there will be disruption to study spaces on other levels, as well as the collections and the service points from 15 August until 26 August.

The entry into the Library will remain on the level 2 walkway but is moving approximately 10 meters to the west closer to the bridge link to Building K.


  • Levels 1 and 2 (except for the entry) will be closed for construction.
  • The information point will be relocated next to the new temporary entrance on level 2.
  • The research and learning point will be located on level 3 (at head of stairs).
  • Collections will be housed on levels 3 and 4.
  • The lift will be available only for users with mobility issues during this time.

Library staff are available to assist at the information point. Temporary way finding signage is also in place.

In case of an emergency, library users are advised to use the signed emergency exits to the west of levels 3 and 4 rather than going down the central stairs


Check alternative study spaces open to all students:

  • Building C Level 1 lounge = 140 spaces
  • Building T Level 1 Computer labs T125 and T126 = 60 spaces
  • Building S Level 2 Student lounge and Overseas Student Services lounge = 20 spaces
  • Building B Level 1 Monash Connect = 20 spaces
  • Building B Level 2 Foyer areas = 60 spaces

For postgraduate students, there are spaces available via swipe card access:
  • Building C Postgraduate lounge - NEW = 120 spaces
  • Building T Level 2 Labs and study spaces = 110 spaces
  • Building T Basement = 30 spaces
  • Building H Level 2 Syndicate rooms and casual seating = 55 spaces








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8 June 2016

Caulfield Library update as refurbishment progresses


The temporary entry to Caulfield Library, level 2
After a lot of speedy work by the builders and patience on the part of students, the first stage of the refurbishment of Caulfield Library has been completed.

The updated North East side of level 4 has now opened, with a range of study accommodation, including wired study desks and computers.

Later in the refurbishment new furniture will be fitted to this floor and elsewhere.

Additional study spaces have also been set up on level 1, increasing the number of students who can be accommodated in the library during the current exam period to 600.

Level 3 is now closed for next stage of the refurbishment. Noisy works are to some extent unavoidable, so please make use of ear plugs provided at the information point.

At the campus a range of alternative study places have been arranged in other buildings, to provide accommodation for students during the exam period – find out more.

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11 May 2016

More study spaces opened at Caulfield

The good news for students at Caulfield campus is there are now a range of available study spaces, in addition to those in the Caulfield Library.



The Caulfield Library refurbishment works have reduced the number of available seating and the noise and disruption associated with the works has discouraged many students from studying in the library.

It is timely that other study spaces have been opened as we approach the end of semester one and the beginning of Swot Vac and exam period.







View the Caulfield campus map.

You may also want to check out 'Quiet study spaces at Clayton'.

Additional study spaces are also available at our other campus libraries. These include:
Berwick Library (120 spaces)
Peninsula Library (250 spaces)
CL Butchers Pharmacy Library at Parkville (120 spaces)



















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10 May 2016

Access to Caufield Library during exam study time - bring your ID card

Make sure you bring your ID card for hassle-free access to Caulfield Library during the period leading up to and including the exams. 


Caulfield Library will be open to only Monash staff and students between 16 May and 17 June, to ensure they have the best access to available study space.

If you plan to use this library over this period you must carry your Monash ID card to minimise inconvenience and delays at the library entrance.

CAVAL and ULANZ registered borrowers will be able to retrieve and borrow specific items, but will not be able to study in the library during the restricted access period.

Alumni and external fee-paying Library members will continue to have access by presenting their Library card. Students from Sir John Monash Science School and Nossal High School can also get in if they have their school ID.

As seating in the Caulfield Library is much more limited because of the refurbishment, a range of available study spaces have been opened in other buildings at the campus to provide more facilities for Monash students. 

The temporary Monash-only restricted access to the library was introduced a few years ago to alleviate the shortage of study space experienced at Caulfield during the exam study period, when use is at its peak.

When completed in April 2017 the library will have double the number of seats it had.





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1 March 2016

Spaces to study in the libraries


A combined total of 103,486 people came to our libraries in Week 1 of Semester 1 last year. This year we're expecting about the same number, if not more. And it will only build momentum as the semester progresses. Here's a heads-up on the available study spaces in the libraries.


The libraries at Monash are great places to study, whether you want quiet or a place to work together. All the libraries will be open this year despite the refurbishment work at the Matheson and Caulfield libraries. These two libraries will have fewer seats than usual. We’ve added extra seats at the other libraries instead so there will be plenty of areas where you can settle down.

We’ve kept the reductions at our busiest libraries as small as we can, but they’re important to make sure that the refurbishment projects can finish on time (Matheson by the end of 2016 and Caulfield by March 2017).

Here’s how the study spaces work:

Seating
  • Matheson: 1,058 seats (down from 1,419 in 2015 because of the refurbishment)
  • Hargrave-Andrew: 790 seats
  • Law: 764 seats
  • Caulfield: 600 seats (down from 750) but there will be another reduction from May onwards as the building works move between levels
  • Berwick: 119 seats
  • Peninsula: 246 seats
  • Pharmacy: 122 seats.
During busy times, it’s good to remember that multi-level libraries may have more seats upstairs – at Matheson, there are extra study spaces on levels 2-5 in the General Collection. You can also use the teaching rooms at any library if there isn’t already a class there.



Bookable discussion rooms

Matheson, Law, Berwick and Peninsula libraries have discussion rooms for group study. You can book a room at http://monash.libcal.com/.

Computers

Every library has wifi and power is available at many of the desks, so you can bring your own device or you can use computers that are already set up. PC Finder on the Library website or in the Monash app will help you find a computer that’s available when you get to the library. The computers in both Matheson and Caulfield Libraries have been temporarily taken off PC Finder as these are constantly being moved around during the refurbishments.

Alternative spaces

If you can’t find a space in the libraries, there are alternative study areas which are open to all students at Clayton and Caulfield campuses. Try the airport lounge or the IT lab at the Campus Centre if you’re at Clayton, or the C1 study lounge in Building C at Caulfield.


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10 February 2016

Access to Caulfield Library during the refurbishment

The expansion and refurbishment work continues at Caulfield Library. Here's the latest update with some tips for accessing the collection and study spaces.



View from Queens Avenue overpass
If you have not been to the Caulfield campus recently, you'll find that to go to the library you’ll need to:
  • come up to the level 2 entry using the staircase outside Building K
  • come across from Building B (use lift for accessibility)
  • use the overpass or the eastern staircase of Building A. 
We’ve put directional signs around these areas to guide you.

You’ll also see construction fencing around the library entrance on level 2 and we’ve installed an entry tunnel for your safety.

Inside the library, you’ll find that study facilities are available and regular services continue.  Space is reduced, however, as the entire level 4 and sections of levels 2 and 3 have been closed off temporarily to allow the building to progress.

It will be noisy and there may be some vibrations from the western side of the building particularly during the period between mid-February and mid-March. You can request ear plugs from the Information Point. The quietest spots are on the eastern side of the library.

We also recommend that you save your work regularly when using a computer or laptop in the library in case of power outage.

You can now browse the shelves on the ground floor where books, multimedia and other collection materials now live.

To collect items you've requested from other libraries, go to the Holds shelves just near the entrance.

Library classes and workshops may be held in other buildings during the refurbishment, so take careful note of workshop location in the class booking system.

Additional study seats are available in C1 in Building C (see campus map).






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5 October 2015

Library refurbishments update


Architect's design for new entry, Caulfield Library
While the refurbishment of the Caulfield and Matheson libraries may cause some inconvenience, in the long run the transformation of these libraries will contribute to improved student facilities at the University. We apologise for any current inconvenience.

At Caulfield Library the work is expected to start on Thursday 15 October. The builders will be working on level four and on two sides of level three. This will affect study facilities and collections:

Level four will be a construction zone. The postgraduate rooms, the meeting room and the quiet study area on that level are no longer available. Study desks and chairs have also been moved down to other floors for students to use.
  • On level three, 24 computers have been moved from the west side of the library to the east side, so that students can still use them.
  • Books, journals and audio-visual collections are being moved down to the ground level. If you can’t find an item, ask at the information point for its new location.
  • The library lift is closed except to users with a disability.
At the Matheson Library, Clayton Campus, building work is well underway in the north end of the library. Ask at the information point to request material from the Matheson Store and the Asian Studies Research Collection. Toilets on the lower ground floor are temporarily unavailable during this stage of the building works.

Alternative toilet facilities are available on the upper floors of the library, opposite the Den Café in the underpass, and in nearby buildings including the Rotunda and the Menzies Building. After 5pm students may use toilet facilities on level one of the Information Services Building.
If you require any assistance please ask at the information point.

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6 August 2015

We hear you

Thanks to the Monash students who took part in the Library user survey last May. We value your feedback as it allows us to identify the areas to prioritise in the coming years.

You have told us what is important to you and how the Library is performing in these areas. You have also reinforced where you think we most need to improve.

The areas with significant gap scores have to do with facilities and equipment (see the infographic below).


What are we going to do?


1. We will complete the refurbishment of the Matheson and Caulfield Libraries.

By the end of 2016 the two libraries will have modern, engaging and stimulating study spaces for quiet and group work. 

Matheson Library will have a 25% increase in seating from 1419 to 1707 seats, from 7 to 23 bookable discussion rooms fitted with technology and from 3 to 4 state-of-the-art teaching rooms.

Caulfield Library will double its current seating from 750 to 1500 seats, from 2 to 7 bookable discussion rooms plus numerous technology rich group study areas, and from 2 to 4 state-of-the-art teaching rooms.

All the teaching rooms will be available for student use when not being used for teaching.

2. We will continue to work with eSolutions to improve printing.

By enabling wireless printing, students will be able to print from their laptop or device. This will lessen students' need to use a PC. As indicated in students' comments, waiting for an available computer is frustrating when all they need to do is print a document or lecture slides.

An annual survey conducted by Monash eSolutions among commencing students indicates that laptop and device ownership among students has been on a steady rise.




What else did we learn?

For the first time the Library survey asked students for their best estimate of their academic results. The data was analysed to explore any correlation between their use of the Library and their academic results. 
  • 78.8% of respondents who come in to the library daily or 2-4 days a week achieved at least a Distinction.
  • 70.3% of all respondents who access the library online daily or 2-4 days a week achieved at least a Distinction.
The results indicate a strong correlation, which will be considered again in future Library user surveys.

More information about the Library survey results is available on the website.

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