UTS Library

We’re Opening Longer Hours

We're pleased to announce that UTS Library will be open for longer hours at the end of this Autumn session. UTS students and staff will have access to Library collections and spaces for additional hours between Monday, 8 May and Friday, 30 June 2017.

This eight week trial builds on last year’s extended hours pilot, which took place in the last six weeks of the Spring session. During last year’s pilot, we gathered a large amount of data and feedback, from gate entries, surveys and observations, which told us that most students left the Library around or before 1am, and that not many stayed all night. Additionally, students have requested that we extend hours on more nights over a longer period of weeks.

We have decided to trial a different model this session, keeping some of the successful elements of last year’s pilot and introducing some changes. This time, we will extend the hours on six days a week for eight weeks of the session - from Sunday to Friday, the Library will open at 7am and close at 1am. On Saturdays, opening hours will be the same as usual (10am - 6pm). 

As with last year’s trial, students using the Library during the extended hours will have access to the Level 4 kitchen, which will have tea, coffee and hot chocolate available free of charge. A new vending machine with a wider range of food will be installed in the Library foyer.

We understand that some students would prefer the Library to open 24 hours a day and this new model may not meet their needs. We would like to emphasise that this is another trial and we will use the resulting data and feedback to determine the hours for the Spring session later in the year. All feedback will be welcome.

Opening Hours

From Monday, 8 May to Friday, 30 June the Library will open:

  • Monday: 7am to 1am
  • Tuesday: 7am to 1am
  • Wednesday: 7am to 1am
  • Thursday: 7am to 1am
  • Friday: 7am to 1am
  • Saturday: 10am to 6pm (usual opening hours)
  • Sunday: 7am to 1am

Note: During the extended hours, the Library will be open for UTS students and staff only.
Non-UTS clients, including alumni and reciprocal institutional memberships, will be able to use the Library during regular opening hours only.

Online Chat

You can Chat LIVE! with a Librarian during the extended hours period from:

  • Monday to Thursday: 12pm to 1am
  • Friday: 1pm to 1am
  • Sunday: 6pm to 1am

Comments

As a nurse working full-time

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Vanessa, 4 days ago

As a nurse working full-time and studying part-time the new hours are a Godsend. Working shifts means I can still come to the library after shifts end and get in a good amount of work before goinghome. HUGE thank you for the extended hours :)

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