Interim Additional Library Space Plan

Dear students, 

Over the past year, feedback from a range of surveys and consultations has signaled the need to address current and future pressures on the Library and Learning Commons and to improve the student experience. While the library may need to be accommodated in a new building in the future, there is an urgent need to expand library learning spaces in the interim.

Work will therefore commence immediately on providing an additional 210 seats through a combination of individual study space, lounge, printing stations, collaborative space and maker space. This will be done by transforming five classrooms adjacent to the Library in Building 9 Level 3 (9301, 9302, 9303, 9305, 9306) into Library-managed spaces.

The work is scheduled to start on 20 December 2015, with completion anticipated by mid-April 2016. Key dates are as follows:

  • 20 December 2015 to 8 January 2016: Demolishing work.
  • 10 January – early April 2016, with two-week interruption during Chinese New Year (6 to 22 February 2016): Fit-out and signage work. 
  • Early April 2016 (one week): Cleanup.

Please note that from 20 December 2015 – April 2016, access to the Library’s entrance at Building 9 Level 3 will be closed until further notice. The only access will be through the Library’s Main Entrance at Level 1.

In parallel, another refurbishment project will be carried out at the Library’s Level 1 to create an integrated Information Services Desk while providing additional lounge seating and an Express terminal station. The renovation works will be completed by 1 March 2016.

All Library services and operations will remain uninterrupted throughout the duration of the works.

Best regards,
Professor Helen Bartlett
President and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Monash University Malaysia