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Access changes to Level 1 North

View down an aisle of books of a student studying at a desk

Next week we will be starting the refurbishment of Level 1 North at the Barr Smith Library. This exciting revamp includes a new paint job, new carpet, and the installation of additional power points and study spaces.

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Building works on Level 3

Study on Level 3

Commencing Friday 4 September until Wednesday 9 September, there will be extensive electrical work undertaken on Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library to install new lighting in this space.

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Barr Smith Library stairs closed

Please be aware that the stairs leading down from the Barr Smith Library to the Barr Smith Lawns are currently unavailable until Wednesday 9th January due to building works. More information about the redevelopment of Union House can be found here.

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Level 1 computer suite now open

Computers in wedge

The computer suite has now re-opened on Level 1 South. Find it in the wedge area just next to the ramp.

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BSL level 3 now open 24/7!


Level 3 of the Barr Smith Library is now open 24 hours a day, so you can study in the Library (or at least a part of the Library!) when you want to.

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Level 1 now open!

Level 1 collections

Semester 2 is a very exciting time of year for the library, with our brand new Level 1 of the Barr Smith Library finally opening its doors today!

[Read more about Level 1 now open!]

Library opening hours & swipe access

Student with books

The Barr Smith library has recently introduced a change to our building access in the evenings which will align with Hub Central after-hours access and will also help improve security on campus.

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Sneak preview - level 1 South

level 1 doorway

We were given a sneak-peak earlier this week when we got the chance to visit Level 1 South of the Barr Smith Library.

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Level 1 wedge closure

Lego builder

As part of the Level 1 south refurbishment currently taking place in the Barr Smith Library, the study wedge on Level 1 will also be closed to access from today.

[Read more about Level 1 wedge closure]

Temporary changes to accessing Special Collections


The redevelopment of Level 1 means that Rare Books and Special Collections will be operating out of a temporary new site on Level 2 of the Barr Smith Library as of Monday 6 November 2017 until mid-2018.

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