Monday, 19 July 2010

Mabo Library Redevelopment Project

The Mabo Library at the Townsville campus is undergoing a transformation!

In a library redevelopment project funded by the University and the Federal Government's Better Universities Renewal Funding Initiative, students and staff of the University will gain more vibrant and contemporary learning spaces starting with major changes to the ground floor in the Mabo Library that will include:
  • 24 hour Information Commons (student study & computing lounge)
  • new Learning Commons area with cafĂ©
  • new service desk for Library and Learning Advice services
  • a greater variety of technology enabled and collaborative study spaces
  • 3 new ilecture spaces - centrally timetabled and bookable teaching spaces
  • new consultation rooms
  • new southern entry and exit
You can already see the fantastic geology rock garden near the library car park. The new southern entrance will give you easier access from that side of the building and access from the northern side via the current entrance will remain.

Major works began on the western side of the ground floor in July during semester break. During this stage, public access into the Library is from the current (northern) entrance. After works on the western side of the ground floor are complete, works will begin on the eastern side of the ground floor.

The Library will remain open during all of the work and services will continue to be available from InfoHelp and Document Services.

We expect that the project will be completed by March 2011.

We are trying to minimise any inconvenience to Library users during the project. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments via the Library Suggestion Box or by emailing

Read more about it on the Mabo Library Redevelopment Project website.

We thank you for your courtesy and patience while these upgrades are made to the Mabo Library.

More information about the project will be posted regularly including on the Library and Computing webpage.

Heather Gordon

Director, Library & Information Services

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