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TL Robertson Library Project Update

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As many would have seen, our TL Robertson Library is undergoing much-needed refurbishment and services upgrades. While it was anticipated that the works would be completed in stages to enable the Library building to continue operating during construction, the complexity of the project has meant some program changes.

Library staff member talking to a student

As a result, the TL Robertson Library will be closed during 2022. The building will be open as normal for the rest of this semester including the semester 2 exam period and then be closing from December 2021 until February 2023.

How will you access Library services in 2022?

Despite the building being closed throughout next year, Library services including study spaces, computers, printing, copying, scanning, 24/7 areas and ‘click and collect’ will continue to be available across three refurbished hubs spread out across campus in Buildings 103/106, 201 and the new School of Design & the Built Environment (building 418). The Library team are working hard to ensure the spaces provide an equivalent number of seats, computers and spaces for individual group study.

Importantly, we plan to have one of the study hub spaces open 24/7 for students, which wasn’t possible with the refurbishment works in Building 105. The study hubs will be in freshly refurbished and modern spaces, without the inconvenience of construction noise throughout the day.

How can you stay updated on the project?

We can’t wait for students to be able to experience the completed TL Robertson Library and we’ll continue to provide updates on the project and the temporary Library spaces. Visit the Library Project page for more information and follow Curtin University Library and Curtin Campus Updates on Facebook and Instagram to keep up-to-date with changes.

We understand the Library Project has been disruptive, and thank all students for their patience during this time. While closing the Library building is inconvenient, it is considered a better alternative both to deliver construction works with increased safety and efficiency and to give students an improved Library experience than continuing to use the building while it’s under construction.