Image of Gardens Point Campus Student Population ~40,000 (inc. 6 000 overseas students) Staff Population ~ 4,000 Campuses Gardens Point (city campus) Kelvin Grove (city campus) Caboolture (joint facility) one hour driving from City
QUT Libraries: the Facts Staff 150 FTE Budget AUD$12.5m = US$13.5m plus Library Resource Allocation AUD$10.25m = US$11.1m 4 Branch Libraries Gardens Point Law Library Kelvin Grove Caboolture
the opportunity Federal Government initiative: BURF [better universities renewal fund] QUT received $15.5m in 2008 to upgrade libraries. the decision Mid-life upgrade of Kelvin Grove Library minor upgrade of Level 4 of Gardens Point Library the architects James Cubitt Architects and PeddleThorp
building profiles Kelvin Grove Built in 1979 4 710 m2 across 6 levels Gardens Point Built in 1981 8 876 m2 across 7 levels, with Information Commons on Level 2
before the transformation
Transform libraries from paper based repositories to learning spaces that meet the needs of 21st century students;
That the Library would enhance its identification as a “community hub “ on the campus;
Learning spaces would be designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
The provision of PCs and study spaces would be increased;
Design and fit-out would allow future flexibility with minimal expenditure, e.g. Limited use of built-in joinery;
To relegate low use collection items to an offsite store.
Empowering clients through self service – Course reserve, borrowing, holds
New learning support model
Collaborative learning and individual learning spaces
colour and furniture design denotes intended use of the space kelvin grove library project: levels 2 - 6 Individual Study Zone; Researcher’s Study Centre Individual Study Zone; Collection Collaborative Study Zone; Collection Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room; Collection Entry & Exit; Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room Periodical Collection – Open Access
How good does the new #QUT Kelvin Grove library look?! There are books on the ceiling!! http://twitpic.com/499vhe
Before and after...
I can’t say it enough. The new QUT Kelvin Grove library is wonderful. #qutlibrary
Before and after...
Wow oh wow! Went to the uni library today (on my own will) and it looks snazzy. I’m actually going to spend more time at #QUT this year now.
@QUT lovin’ the new library at KG! #winning !
Re-designed library is pretty freaking cool. It smells like new car in here! (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library) http://4sq.com/eUP3mn this is the place to be! (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library)
“Students talk about it – they like to hang out there”. Fashion Lecturer
“Thanks very much for the tour of the library yesterday. Everyone walked away impressed. We visited a number of facilities yesterday and I’m happy to report that the library was by far the standout attraction.” CI Lecturer involved in CI Precincts Project
Congratulations on the ‘new’ library. I spent some time in there this morning just walking around and admiring the renovations and the views. I really enjoyed the innovation above the timber staircase and ended up on Level 6 peacefully browsing the journals. The building has a lovely feel and is bright and inviting and today it’s also full of students so even better. Education Head of School
Our spaces have been transformed into vibrant, energetic leaning spaces;
Our libraries are community hubs for their campuses;
Learning spaces have been designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
At Kelvin Grove: PCs have increased by 150, an additional 200+ study spaces, and bookable meeting spaces increased from 8 to 15;
Spaces have been designed for flexibility – limited use of fixed joinery, and maximum use of flexible furniture;
Less frequently used items have been transferred to the Library Store ~ an additional 30% of floor space for learning areas.