Sir Louis Matheson Library (Clayton) and Caulfield Library were reopened in 2017, after innovative building projects.
These new generation libraries are engaging places that encourage inquisitive minds. Find out more about these beautiful buildings and be inspired to achieve more.
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Earlier building program
Through an ongoing program to redevelop its facilities Monash University Library aims to keep pace with the diverse and changing needs of its users and to respond to changing teaching and learning styles.
A detailed set of guidelines provides a comprehensive and uniform approach to all aspects of redevelopment from architecture, signage and floor plans to colour schemes and furniture.
The objective is to implement the plan in refurbishments across the Victorian libraries over a 20 year period ensuring that the end result is libraries that are:
- technologically enabled
- more adaptable to changing study styles
- easier to navigate
- modern and consistent in design and layout
- more reflective of the university's status, and
- a pleasure to use.
Hargrave-Andrew Library on Clayton campus was the first library to be refurbished using these guiding principles. Once completed it became the blueprint for the redevelopment of the other branch libraries.
CL Butchers Pharmacy Library was expanded and refurbished to provide more space, more computers and a training room. The new library was more reflective of the University's status.