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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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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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6 May 2015

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

At Caulfield Library a temporary exclusion period will operate before the exams to help Monash students find a seat....by Rosemary Miller


To provide Monash students with the greatest possible access to available study space, Caulfield Library will be accessible to only Monash staff and students between 18 May and 19 June 2015.

To assist with enforcing this policy, students from all campuses who plan to use Caulfield Library over this period are encouraged to carry their Monash ID. This will minimise inconvenience and ensure you are not delayed at the library entrance.

This policy has been introduced to alleviate the shortage of study space experienced at Caulfield during the exam study period, when use is at its peak. It is anticipated that the future expansion and refurbishment of Caulfield Library will double the number of seats when finished in 2017.

During the restriction 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 members of the Library 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.

The exclusion is not being applied at any other Monash campus libraries.

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29 July 2015

Places to study on the Clayton and Caulfield campuses

The refurbishment of the Sir Louis Matheson Library and Caulfield Library are underway and will be completed by the end of 2016. Both libraries will remain open throughout, although some sections will be closed as construction progresses. 



The airport lounge at the Campus Centre at Clayton
At the Matheson Library, staff have temporarily redeployed furniture to other areas of the library to minimise the reduction in seating. Additional seating is now available on the ground level around the Research and Learning point, on Level 1 in the former Document Delivery area, on Level 5 General Collection and Level 2 Journal Collection. 

The Hargrave-Andrew Library and Law Library on the Clayton campus have additional seating available for students seeking a quiet spot to study over the refurbishment period.

Alternative study spaces have also been made available:
  • The airport lounge on Level 1 of the Campus Centre -- From 10 August, the Campus Centre will be open until midnight Monday-Friday.
  • The new IT Lab (Base Lab) in the Campus Centre will be open throughout semester.
  • The Monash Sport café area -- Monash Sport is open until 10pm.

Watch the video for more information on places to study on the Clayton campus.




At Caulfield Library, the heavy demolition as part of Stage 1 of the refurbishment finished last week, and lighter demolition and other works will occur for the next several weeks.

External pedestrian paths have changed for which wayfinding signage is in place. Disability access to the library is via the lift in Building B and across the Level 2 walkway. 

The student kitchen on Level 2 will close this weekend due to the refurbishment, and a new one will open in room B228 on Monday 10 August. Please note that you can also heat your food in the student kitchens in the S2 student lounge and in room T125A.

Alternative study spaces on the Caulfield campus are being considered and will be announced shortly.

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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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8 June 2015

Refurbishment of Caulfield Library to start after exam period

Monash students can be assured that Caulfield Library will continue normal operation (including temporary exclusion condition) during the exam period. Regular opening hours will continue.


Refurbishment works are scheduled immediately after the exam period, taking advantage of the semester break to undertake noisy work.

The refurbishment will include extending the space occupied by the library to provide almost double its current seating capacity. It will create a modern, energising and innovative environment that keeps pace with the diverse and changing needs of its users.

The refurbishment reflects the University's Masterplan and will benefit students and staff on the Caulfield campus. To find out more about the project, check the Library website.
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6 June 2017

500 additional seats opened at Caulfield Library

As exam study intensifies, nearly 500 additional seats have been made available at Caulfield Library. 



New areas on levels 3 and 4 at Caulfield Library have been completed and opened up to students, adding 500 seats to what was already available earlier in the semester.

Almost all of the planned total 1500 seats will be available for study and research by the middle of June.

By 16 June it is anticipated that new level 2 discussion rooms and the area where the research and learning point is will be available. This will provide approximately another 140 seats. By this time all areas in the library, including the informal study areas and teaching rooms at the north end, will be accessible via the one temporary entrance across from Monash Connect.

When the building works are completed, Caulfield 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.

For exam study, other locations at Caulfield campus are available and are listed below for your convenience. If you find that a room or area listed here is not accessible please find other alternatives.







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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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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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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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29 April 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 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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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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30 March 2015

Heads up about Caulfield Library

If you read or heard that Caulfield Library was going to be redeveloped, you read or heard right. The library will undergo a major makeover and the architects' drawings are stunning! ... Heidi Binghay


You will not recognise the Caulfield Library when it's finished. 
  • It will be a bigger library with almost double its current seating capacity. 
  • It will have a welcoming and inspiring entrance from the side of the Campus Green. 
  • From what is currently a solid impenetrable box, the library building will be opened up by creating a transparency between the interior and the exterior. This means there will be more views inside out and vice versa. 
  • Finding your way inside the library will be easier. Navigation will be improved throughout the building.
  • There will be more learning spaces for quiet study and collaboration, not to mention advanced technology for students' use. 
Building is expected to start in mid-2015 and completed at the end of 2016, with the months prior to Semester 1 2017 as a contingency. 

The library will remain open throughout if possible, although it is likely that it may be closed over the 2015-16 Christmas period to allow for intensive building work to be done. The possibility of providing additional seating elsewhere on campus is being explored.

The collection will be relocated in several phases throughout the refurbishment, with as few moves as possible. 

There will be disruptions but we hope you are as excited as we are about getting a modern, inspiring and engaging Caulfield Library at the end of it.

Visit the website for more information and view the fantastic images. Check this blog to keep up to date with the library refurbishment. 


Image: John Wardle Architects


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17 October 2017

Where To Study for Exams - Your Library-by-Library Guide!

It’s Week 12, and exams are just around the corner! The good news is, you’ve still got time to get into a great revision routine before October 30th. And the even better news is, the libraries here at Monash have plenty of space for you to use. Subject librarian Romney Adams has put together your guide to exam revision spaces at Monash, library-by-library!

Caulfield



The refurbishment works at Caulfield have come to an end, and the seating capacity has doubled - which means plenty of spots across the four floors for you to knuckle down and hit the books, including seven bookable group study rooms! Those familiar with the old library will have memories of grey walls and artificial light - these have been replaced by a bright and airy space, with many examples of intriguing artwork...see if you can spot my favourite, Jeff Gibson’s Double or Nothing!


Caulfield Library


Sir Louis Matheson





With all the news about Caulfield, you may have forgotten the Matheson has been refurbished too. There are a multitude of bookable study spaces - some students like to add their personal touch to take the edge off of studying! - but you’ll need to get in early. If the rooms are all booked, there are no less than five levels comprising the behemoth that is Matheson, and there is seating available on each. What’s more, the Library will be open until 2am from Monday-Thursday during Swot Vac and the exam period, for all you night owls! If you need some sustenance, or perhaps just prefer to take a more relaxed approach to studying, you can relax with coffee and a sweet treat at Swift’s on the ground floor.


Group study rooms at the Matheson


Hargrave-Andrew





The Hargrave-Andrew can be a bit of a mysterious beast for those who aren’t familiar with its hallowed halls, and much attention seems to be focussed around the entrance: Why is it up a flight of stairs? What’s the story behind the babies halfway up the stairs? What’s this secret ‘basement’ level I’ve heard so much about? Some things will forever remain unknown, but to find out which areas of HAL are least busy, look no further than the snazzy Digital Wayfinders. And if a teaching space isn’t being used to run a class, you’re more than welcome to use it to study.


Hargrave-Andrew Library





Law



Traditional, compliant, and judicial - the Law Library may not sound exciting, but it really is a beautiful space. And what’s more, there are plenty of areas for study! Levels 2-4 are designated as Quiet Study areas, which is good if you’re going it alone. If you prefer to study as a group, there are four bookable discussion rooms - so all your bases are covered. When you’ve hit the study wall and need a well-deserved break, sink into one of the comfortable chesterfield couches...if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet Boof!


Law Library


Peninsula




Down by the seaside (well, almost), the Library at Peninsula has a variety of rooms available for you to notch up some hours of quiet study. Downstairs, there are large tables you can work at alone, or as a group. Known as a bit of a zen space, spaces on the first floor also boast sea views...on a clear day...if you squint…just don’t study too late into the night - you might be joined by one of the resident skeletons!


Peninsula Library


Parkville





It’s true - despite having the longest name, the CL Butchers Pharmacy Library is smaller than most - but thanks to some minor works earlier this year, it’s bigger than ever before! Out at 'The Pharm’, the quiet study area has increased in size by 42%, thanks to the addition of 16 private study carrels. The opportunity to hit the books has never been better!
Group study area at the Pharmacy Library.











Berwick



And last but not least, Berwick! It’s smaller and shares space with Federation University until the end of the year when we'll have to move out, but we’ve got lots to offer our students until then. We have plenty of quiet study carrels for you to make your own, and there’s also a separate group study room available for you to book. There’s also a beautiful courtyard space if you’d like to follow Isaac Newton’s lead and study under the shade of a tree - watch out for falling acorns!


Berwick Library Courtyard


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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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25 June 2015

Works set to start at Caulfield Library this weekend

The first stage of the Caulfield Library refurbishment will commence on 27 June. It will involve some heavy demolition works until 24 July, with some lighter demolition works continuing until the end of August.



View from north west corner
The affected sections along the building’s north façade will be hoarded off for safety and security. 

The library entrance is not affected during this stage but staff, students and visitors are advised to follow the directions along the hoarded area.

Disability access to the library will be via the lift in Building B and across the Level 2 walkway.

The works will be noisy and dusty. While the builders will try and minimise the noise there is a limit to what can be done. Ear plugs are available from the library information point. 

Alternative study spaces are also available in Building K between 27 June and 24 July. These include: Rooms K201, K203-206, K208, K210-213.

The demolition works are necessary to allow the extension of the space occupied by the library. The refurbishment will double the library’s current seating capacity.

For more information about the library refurbishment, visit the website.


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21 October 2014

Temporary collection moves

Temporary collection moves and closures have started in preparation for the Matheson refurbishment.......by Heidi Binghay

Some collections have moved and various areas have closed in preparation for the major refurbishment of the Matheson Library.
  • All kits from Music and Multimedia have moved into their new permanent location near the Teaching Materials Collection on Level 1.
  • Music and Multimedia closed-access vinyl collections have moved to the Matheson Store closed area.
     
  • Kipen Judaica Collection  has moved to Level 2 Journals.
     
  • Music and Multimedia closed-access vinyl collections have moved to the Matheson Store closed area.
     
  • Asian Studies Research Collection (ASRC) closed-access materials have moved from Lower ground floor Building 67 to Matheson Store closed access.
  • Low-use Microfilm cabinets have moved to the Matheson Store.
  • ASRC area now closed, and all ASRC resources moved to compactus in open access Matheson Store
     
  • Music and Multimedia  area now is closed and many of its resources moved to Level 2 near the Journals. 
 Please ask at the Information Point for assistance.

Postgraduate Room closure
The Postgraduate Room closed on Friday 21 November 2014 until further notice. After the refurbishment is finished a better space will be available. But in order to get the work started at this time, we need to temporarily close the area. We will notify postgraduates when it is to be reopened or when the new space is available. We apologise for the inconvenience.

There is a Postgraduate Lounge at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses.
  • Clayton – 1st floor, Campus centre (Bld 10) with 24/7 access
  • Caulfield – Room A1.38, Building A and Room H1.32, Building H
Visit the Monash Postgraduate Association website for more information on access.

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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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