Project to replace the roof of the Duhig Building and implications for Library clients

The Library will soon begin a project to replace the roof of the Duhig North Building (Building 12), which was damaged during storms last year.

Due to the large-scale nature of the work required, collections housed on Level 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library will have to be moved to alternative locations. 

  • Lesser-used items on Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library will be relocated to the Library Warehouse to create sufficient space for remaining collections.
  • No books will be discarded
  • Library clients will be able to order items from the Warehouse.

The project will ensure library collections are protected and will lead to long-term benefits for Library clients.

University Librarian Bob Gerrity said the building work was essential to preserve library collections.

The severe storms we experienced last year and early this year have accelerated the need for a new roof. 

A significant number of books were damaged as a consequence of last November’s storm, and we need to act now to ensure valuable library collections are protected.

We are confident our clients will understand that we have no choice but to replace the roof and this time of year, which is usually the dry season, is the best time to do that.

During the project we will do our best to ensure that service delivery is not affected and inconvenience to clients is minimized.

Once the roof is replaced, Level 4 of the Social Sciences and Humanities Library will be redesigned and improved space created for students.

Contact the Library for help or more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated:
18 April 2016