New chairs for student use have arrived at the Launceston Campus Library. They can be found in the Reserve Room and on level 2 by the large window. More arriving next week. Your Student Services Amenities Fees at work.
The Launceston Campus Library refreshment station is now open for student use. Chilled and boiling water, along with a ‘fridge to keep your snacks chilled, are available for you to use on level one of the Library. This has been paid for with funds from your Student Services Amenities Fees.
Library Refreshment Stations or “kitchenettes” will be installed soon in Launceston Campus and Morris Miller Libraries. These should be ready by the beginning of semester 2. You will be able to make hot drinks in these libraries and take a break from studying! The funding has come from Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) funds this year.
24/7 access to level one of the Launceston Campus Library is now available to UTAS staff and students.
You will be able to access computers, study rooms and study carrels on level one, computers and photocopiers on the landing of level two, newspapers, vending coffee machine, cold water dispenser and toilets.
This new service is the solution for students who work part or full time, and for others who simply want the option of being able to study in a secure environment away from their home, at any time of the day or night.
Monitored security cameras, regular security patrols and a direct phone line to security staff will provide that security.
Please ensure that you carry your swipe card and student ID with you at all times
When you get a chance, come and see our latest display on level 2 of the Launceston Campus Library. From the establishment of the buildings at Newnham to house the Launceston Teachers College, through to the consolidation of facilities for the Tasmanian College of Advanced Education and on to the TSIT days prior to becoming part of the University of Tasmania. The display looks at Campus life, facilities and in particular how the library has evolved.
Over the summer break, Launceston Campus Library staff will be changing the shelving arrangement of the Library’s collections, from the Dewey Decimal to the Library of Congress classification system. This means books will have their shelf numbers changed from the decimal style (example: 333.956/56) to the alphabetic style (example: SH 328 .W35 2004). Books on the same topic will appear in a new location on the shelves.
The advantages are:
Accurate call number details will now be on the library catalogue. The process has meant a complete clean up of all of records for the Launceston collection. The process has also served as a stocktake, ensuring that any missing material is identified.
Launceston will have the same classification system as all other UTAS libraries. The change was completed at the AMC Library in the middle of 2009 and at the Cradle Coast Campus in December.
It will be easier to locate items on the shelves. The numbers are much shorter and in most cases, the call number label can now be attached to the spine, rather than the front of the book, making it easier to see when browsing.
Library of Congress Classification provides a really specific number for specific topics, making the finding of more obscure research areas much easier. For this reason, it is used by many university and research libraries around the world.
Disruption to service will be kept to a minimum but if you do have any problems locating material, talk to one of our staff who will be happy to assist.