QCA Library’s new entrance (and opening hours!)

  • If you’ve visited QCA lately, you may have noticed something different with the entrance to the library.

Late in December 2012 the Queensland College of Art (QCA) Library handed over a portion of their work area to accommodate the University Cashiers.  That project has now created a student service hub at QCA, with Student Admin, cashiering and the library all in the same easily accessible area of QCA. QCA Library now has a new, highly visible and inviting entrance that will look forward to displaying student artwork in the near future.

Library Cashiering

The new entrance to QCA library.

This follows on from South Bank’s decision to extend library hours for semester 1 – a direct result of student feedback.

Cory Wright from the Student Representative Council said, ‘the extension of Library opening hours is a huge step in making learning facilities more available to students at QCA.  Being students ourselves, we can certainly appreciate the need for students to access library services during times that extend beyond regular business hours. As the Student Representative Council, we are driven to voice student concerns to the University in order to ensure a proper course of action. We would like to thank Carolyn McDonald and Sanja Tadic for their receptiveness to student needs and we celebrate this fantastic outcome.’

Donald Jeffrey, Campus Coordinator for Library and IT Help, added to this, ‘Lots of students are already taking advantage of the new opening hours; it is great to see students coming in before those early lectures and using the space.  I think this is another great example of Griffith listening to students and responding to their needs.’

Indeed the early results have been speaking for themselves, showing that as the weeks of semester 1 progress, the number of students using both the QCA and QCGU libraries upon their new opening and closing hours has been steadily growing. This is fantastic news for the library, showing an excellent outcome in student/university collaboration!

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