Library Client Survey 2013: 15 May until 2 June 2013.

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Published on: 28 May 2013

2013SurveyScreensaver156Take the opportunity to tell us what you think about your Library. The online survey takes about 10 minutes to do and can be completed anonymously. University of Sydney students, who complete the survey, are eligible to enter the draw to win a $500 or one of 10 $50 Coles Myer gift cards.

Complete the survey HERE now!

The results are used to prioritise improvements to the University Library’s services and resources. You can read about the improvements we have introduced since the 2010 survey here.

For more information on the Library Client Survey please contact:
Libby O’Reilly Director, Library Client Services

Poetry reading by Judith Beveridge and Les Murray

Les and Judith

3-4.30pm, Tuesday 18 June 2013
Seminar Room, Level 2, Fisher Library

Judith Beveridge and Les Murray return to Fisher Library for readings from their collections of poetry.

Judith, poet, editor and teacher of poetry writing at the University of Sydney will read from her forthcoming book, Devadatta’s Poems. This book is based on the historical figure of Devadatta who was a cousin to the Buddha. He joined the Buddhist Order but became jealous and ambitious and tried to murder the Buddha three times. The book follows Devadatta’s time as a monk when he plotted to kill the Buddha and take over the Buddhist Order.

Les, appointed as a visiting Professor to the University of Sydney in 2008, will read from his book The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray published in 2012 by Black Inc. From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best, including classics such as ‘The Broad Bean Sermon’, ‘An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow’ and ‘The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever’. He will top this up with some recent poems.

All are invited to attend this free event and afternoon tea will be provided. This is a popular event and seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

This event is now fully booked.

Fisher Library refurbishment project is due to commence on the 27th May

Stage 3 of the Fisher  Library refurbishment project is due to commence on the 27th May, 2013 and will  continue until the end of 2013. It is the final stage of the work to be  undertaken to improve library facilities for our students and staff. There will  be some closures and relocation of the collections during this period to enable  all Levels of Fisher South to be completed. We’ll keep you up to date via the  Library News and the Fisher Library renewal site.

Work will initially be  undertaken on Levels 1, 5 and 9 of Fisher South. Immediate changes to enable  the work to proceed include:

  • The Fisher  Library Newspaper Area on Level 1 Fisher South will be closed from Wednesday 22nd  May 2013 until the end of December 2013.
  • From that data  current newspapers and Magazines will be relocated to the 2 hour collection (at  the beginning of the sequence) on Level 3 Fisher North.
  • The access to the  Herbert Smith Freehills Library will be unavailable from Monday 27th  May, 2013 until further notice. We hope to reopen this access as soon as  possible after essential work is completed on Level 1 Fisher South.
  • The East Asian collection will be moved on 23 May from Level 8 Fisher South to Level 2 Fisher South.

Parent Room now available on Level 3 Fisher South

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Published on: 10 May 2013

A designated space has now been made available as part of the initial refurbishment of Fisher Library. It is a closed space next to the kitchen and bathrooms on Level 3 Fisher South, available for parents to have a quiet area to be with their children. It contains two cubicles, a microwave and a baby change table for all your needs.

Please feel free to use this space if you are a parent with children. The space is NOT available for general access.

Major disruptions to Library services on Tuesday 14 May 2013

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Published on: 9 May 2013

Due to industrial action there will be major disruption to University Library services on Tuesday 14th May 2013.

The following Library sites will be closed until Wednesday 15th May 2013:
Sydney College of the Arts

The following Library sites will be open as per usual and close at 5pm on Tuesday:

Conservatorium of Music
Health Sciences

Find updated information about opening hours on this news item and please accept our apologies for the inconvenience of these disruptions to services.

Change to requesting scans of articles from Storage!

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Published on: 3 May 2013

From Monday 13th May, 2013, requests for scans of articles from journals held in the Storage Collection should be made by going to MyLoans  and then clicking on the Request articles from Storage link.

Books for Storage will continue to be requested by clicking the Request button in the Catalogue.

Head to for more information about requesting material from our Storage Collection.


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