Hancock Library enhancements

The Hancock Library has gone 24/7 and a new parents room has also opened.
22 October 2018

Students and staff who use the Hancock Library will now be able to access it at any time - day or night - and have access to brand new facilities to care for their children.

On Friday 19 October, Hancock Library officially became a 24/7 access facility, and the Library's new Parents Room was also opened.

ANU Provost, Professor Mike Calford, and Pro-Vice Chancellor (University Experience) Professor Richard Baker officially launched the exciting new library services and spaces.

University Librarian Roxanne Missingham says that these are important expansions to ANU Library services.

"Students are often faced with pressures when trying to balance their work, study and family commitments," Roxanne says.

"The decision to expand ANU Library's 24 hour access to Hancock Library will provide more flexibility for students, and ensure they have greater access to safe and comfortable study areas on campus."

One of the most important aspects of the upgrades includes a new parents room within the Hancock Library, which meets the University's commitment to creating more family-friendly spaces for students and academics who use the library.

"Parents and carers can use it as a safe, quiet space to feed children. A change table and microwave are nearby," she says.

The ANU Library also opened a new digital hub, inside the Chifley Library.

"The Chifley Library Digital Hub is an exciting new space being developed for the ANU community and will provide services and technology in support of digital scholarship," says Roxanne.

"This collaborative and creative space will include specialised scanning and printing facilities and technology to enable students to explore the possibilities of digital learning and research."

24/7 access to Hancock is set to become available Monday 22 October. Follow the ANU Library website, Facebook and Twitter for further updates.