About the Fisher Library Renewal

The final stage of the Fisher Library renewal is to start in May 2013. Fisher South Levels 1, 5,6,7,8 and 9 will be renewed over the rest of 2013. Upgrades to Fisher South electrical services, fire services and air conditioning will take place on Levels 5,6,7,8 and 9. There will be significant improvements to the collections currently on Levels 6 and 8 and they will be expanded onto Levels 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. There will be an East Asian collection and the Folios collection on Level 9 and the Curriculum collection will be co-located with the education books on Level 5.

Construction will start in May 2013 and has been funded from a mix of University resources and contributions from the Australian government through the Better Universities Renewal Fund and the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund.

Project vision

  • Create a range of high quality, IT enhanced learning and research environments available to the entire University community which are capable of supporting individual as well as collaborative activity
  • Improve the utilization of space, staff and other resources while recognizing the heritage value of the building
  • Finalize the renovation plan progressively as funding has become available to complete the project in 2013.