LIBRARY PILOT PROJECT on improved spaces and extended hours

22 July 2019

LIBRARY PILOT PROJECT on improved spaces and extended hours In a continued effort to enhance the on-campus student experience, and following a series of consultations with campus stakeholders and student associations in May, I am pleased to announce that the Library will conduct a trial run of its extended opening hours and access to learning spaces from 29 July 2019 until 29 November 2019.

Upon closing of the service desks and services provided by Library staff, specific sections of the Learning Commons (Level 1) and of the Library’s expansion (Level 3) will remain open as follows:


  • 10:00 pm to 12:00 am (regular semester)
  • 10:00 pm to 03:00 am (SWOT VAC)


  • 06:00 pm to 10:00 pm (regular semester)
  • 06:00 pm to 03:00 am (SWOT VAC)

The Library will provide 540 seats “after hours”, which represents a 92% increase from the seating capacity available during previous SWOT VACs.

Please note that the below areas will be closed at 10:00 pm on weekdays or 06:00 pm on weekends:

  • LLC Training Room (teaching space)
  • Level 2 and Level 3 Main areas (MUM collections)

The Library worked closely with MUM Facilities Management (FMD) and Security Departments to provide the necessary support and safety of Monash students after working hours. One Security staff will be stationed at Level 1 while another Security staff will patrol the library expansion area and Create/Engage rooms on an hourly basis. Additional CCTV cameras were placed at Level 1 for your security.

Library staff on duty will make three different announcements via the P.A. system 30 minutes and 15 minutes before, and at closing time respectively. All users will be required to check out the library books at least 15 minutes before the service desks close.  After the closing of the service desks, borrowing of books will not be permitted.

Your attention to the P.A. announcements and your cooperation in relocating to the designated library spaces will be critical to successfully transform into a permanent arrangement in 2020.

I hope that the increased provision of spaces and hours will make a positive impact on Monash experience.

Warm regards,

Isabelle Eula
22 July 2019