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

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.


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 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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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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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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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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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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