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Reducing energy use at the libraries

Sir Louis Matheson Library, Clayton campus

A further step has been taken to save electricity while maintaining or improving facilities for students in the libraries.  

During a pilot study over the winter break, an area of book stacks at the Matheson Library was fitted with LED lights. The new lights brighten up spaces and dramatically reduce energy . . . → Read More: Reducing energy use at the libraries

Books never die – exhibition opens

Transit of venus cover (1874)

A new exhibition opened recently at the Matheson Library declaring boldly that Books never die.

The exhibition celebrates the history of the book over six centuries, and includes examples of printing from famous presses of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and of illustration types, typefaces and binding used at different times.

Australian publications are a feature of . . . → Read More: Books never die – exhibition opens

Matheson Library refresh works

Work has begun to refresh the Matheson Library during the semester break. The Reference collection is now located in the former Reserve area on the ground floor. A new open Reserve section will be built where the Reference collection was formerly shelved.

Reference, loans and reserve assistance is now available at the information desk . . . → Read More: Matheson Library refresh works

Matheson Library CD collection

Matheson’s  music CDs are now out of the cupboard and on the open shelves! We have more than 5000 titles, covering diverse musical styles like jazz, classical, opera, electronica, folk, country and rock. All items can be found using Search and are arranged by style for easy browsing.

Now with the same loan conditions as other media . . . → Read More: Matheson Library CD collection