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Library client survey 2017: Our spaces

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Our facilities are the brick and mortar spaces within the Library and Learning Commons, across all CSU campuses. It includes the 24 hours spaces you study in, the collaborative areas, group discussion rooms, desks and computers for individual study, kitchenettes and printing facilities.

For further information on the services, resources, technology and facilities available in the CSU Learning Commons see our Learning Commons web page

Our latest improvements

We've added more group study areas in Bathurst library.

New student lockers at Bathurst will fit medium sized bags or a laptop bag.

Photo attribution: David Roma, 2017

The new student lockers are numbered and use pinpad locks.

We've added more computers for student use at Port Macquarie library.

Signs and instructions at our self-service points have been improved.

New powered desks are available 24/7 at our Orange Campus Library

Our wireless coverage has been improved on all campuses, and it is easy to report a blackspot

Report a wireless blackspot

We've refreshed the front of the Library space at the Bathurst Library

Photo attribution: David Roma, 2017

Study rooms at Bathurst have been refurbished and now perform better acoustically.

Photo attribution: David Roma, 2017

There are additional powered desks at the Bathurst Library.

Photo attribution: David Roma, 2017

Improvements to our spaces

We did a lot of work on our facilities after the last Library Client Survey, and you loved it. There were lots of comments about the refurbishments at Wagga, Bathurst, and Dubbo, and great feedback about the 24 hour spaces at Dubbo and Orange.

You did identify some areas for improvement:

  • More quiet study areas
  • More group study areas
  • Finding books in the collection
  • Wireless connectivity not always working
  • Low lighting in Albury-Wodonga Learning Commons
  • Coffee making facilities needed in 24/7 spaces
  • Better access to staff.

We’ve already done some further work based on the 2017 feedback

  • Added even more powered desks in the Bathurst Library
  • Moved staff into the Library space in Port Macquarie, and closer to the Library space in Dubbo
  • Division of Facilities Management have changed the lighting at Albury-Wodonga Learning Commons
  • Division of Information Technology have improved wireless connectivity at all campuses and made it easier to report blackspots, and added more computers for student use at Port Macquarie
  • Improved signage at Orange and Dubbo
  • Added more group study spaces and powered desks at Orange, as well as redeveloped work spaces to make Library staff more visible.

We'll keep looking for ways to improve your experience in the CSU campus libraries.