Title

New Library at Notre Dame

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 3-24-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broome Campus has opened the doors of its new library.

Located near the Guy Street entrance, the new look library has trebled its floor space and will provide the physical and technological infrastructure to accommodate the growth and development of the University.

The aim of the library is to provide a learning environment to achieve academic success. Library Manager, Lyn Quince, said students are spending more time in the Library as the facility now has a more “study friendly atmosphere”.

“The new layout of the building means that the books are not cramped on the shelves and students can see more easily what our resources are. As a result the number of books borrowed by students has also increased,” she said.

Since the library opened in November groups such as the Catholic Education Office, the Diocesan Office, the Soroptimists and the Federation of Australian University Women have held meetings in the seminar room located within the new building. The main foyer is another key feature of the library that will also act as an art gallery and exhibition space.

The number of computers available in the library has doubled, allowing more access to electronic journals, the library catalogue, electronic databases, internet, email and other computer software. Networked printing and photocopying services are also available in the library.

Use of the library is not just limited to Notre Dame students. Staff and senior students of St Mary’s and Kimberley TAFE will also have access to the library. Members of the public are welcome to use the facilities and for an annual fee of $40 they may also borrow items from the lending section.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au