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Major Building Works & Projects

Starting in November 2017, the Barr Smith Library will undergo a major refurbishment on Level 1 and a makeover on Level 3.

The two projects are the starting point for a major transformation of the Library. Learn more about what is happening below and stay up to date with the projects on the Library blog or by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

Current projects

Level 3 wayfinding

Creating better and easier access between Hub Central and the Barr Smith Library, this refit will also see a brand new look for the Library entryways and Ask Library.

Level 1 refurbishment

Creating a brand new Barr Smith Library Level 1 (southern half) to facilitate the shift of the Elder Music Library as well as the development of several new specialist collections.

Other projects

Collection Revitalisation

Creating a dynamic on site collection to enable enhanced study areas and facilities.

Ask Library

A fresh, new, Library-wide approach to customer service at the University Library.

Driving the change: the Library of the Future Report

The Library of the Future report was the result of a project conducted in 2015 to look at the future of the University of Adelaide Libraries over a 20 year period. In particular, the committee looked at how the library can respond to certain change while preserving and enhancing what is valued in academic libraries today. Read the full Library of the Future Report.


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