Monday 8 April 2013

Library Tours

ALIA Sydney is delighted to present two Library Tours this Saturday!

How are Academic Libraries responding to changing needs of students? How do you design a library to encompass quiet areas, noisy areas, group and individual study spaces as well as being the single location for over 1.2 million print items?
Macquarie University opened its new library in 2011. Come and join a special 'behind the scenes tour' exploring client areas, staff spaces and the first Automated Storage and Retrieval System in an Australian Library.

Public Libraries are an essential service for the local communities; the demands are diverse and space limited. In July 2010 Lane Cove Council breathed new life into the library, exceeding state benchmarks and community expectations by increasing the Library space from 1,203 sq m to 3,301 sq m. They have filled it to the brim with training rooms with state-of-the-art AV; study and lounge areas; display and exhibition spaces and many, many more facilities without detracting from their physical collection. 
Come along on our library tour and take a look at what all the fuss is about.

Date: 13 April 2013
Time: 10:30am at Macquarie University Library for an 11:00am start


10.30am - Arrival at Macquarie University Library
11.00am - Behind the Scenes tour of Macquarie University Library
12.30pm - Lunch and travel to Lane Cove Library (please advise us if you would like help arranging transport)
2.00pm - Tour of Lane Cove Library

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Cost: $7 members / $10 non-members

Please note this cost does not include lunch or transport. Macquarie Centre is nearby with a wide variety of options for lunch (

Thank you to those who have already registered their interest in joining us for the Macquarie University Library and Lane Cove City Council Library Tours.

For everyone else there is still time- email us now at

Please advise if you would like help arranging transport between venues when registering.


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