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.
Morris Miller Library and Launceston Campus Library will be open until 9 pm on Friday 8 June, Friday 15 June and Friday 22 June.
Morris Miller Library also continues to offer 24/7 access – details here http://www.utas.edu.au/library/about-us/our-libraries/morris-miller-campus-library/morris-miller-open-247
Information on all UTAS libraries opening hours here http://www.utas.edu.au/library/about-us/opening-hours
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.
A guide to Library of Congress classification can be found under How books are arranged on the shelf at http://www.utas.edu.au/library/azindex.html#h
Wendy Hoyle, Launceston Campus Librarian
Morris Miller Library and Launceston Campus Library will be offering IT support on Saturday and Sundays, 1 – 4 pm, starting this weekend – 16 August – for the next 3 weeks.
IT students will be roaming around the library so watch out for them and feel free to ask them for help.
How useful is this – we would love your comments please.
I am Ian Bollard and I have started an 18 month secondment as the AMC Librarian. I come to the AMC Library with a background of providing information and liaison services recently in the sciences at the Launceston Campus Library and previously in other disciplines such as business. In the darkest past I worked at the Bureau of Meteorology library in Melbourne. I hope to complete my studies in the Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching this year. I am committed to improving the learning opportunities in information skills so staff and students can become independent researchers. I am keen to demonstrate the services and resources available to staff and students. It is an interesting fact that the AMC Library has the next largest number of loans behind the bigger libraries of the Launceston Campus and Morris Miller Libraries. If you are in the vicinity, please drop by the AMC Library and say hello to Michelle and Ian.
It’s exam time and we encourage students to take study breaks – get up from your desk, walk around, stretch, have a snack.
Lazenbys on the Sandy Bay campus and the Coffee Shop in Launceston are trialling weekend opening:
Lazenbys will be open on Saturdays and Sundays for 3 weeks, starting this Saturday, 7 June, 11 am to 3 pm.
Launceston’s Coffee Shop will be open 8.30 am to 1.00 pm this Saturday and for the next two weeks. The Coffee Shop will also be open Monday, 9 June, which is a public holiday.
We hope your studies go well and we wish you luck in the exams.
Do you have any study tips you would like to share?