Mt Gravatt campus library closure

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Mt Gravatt campus library will be closed this Saturday 29 April for essential maintenance. But good news! All other Griffith University campus libraries will maintain their regular opening hours.

Come and visit the Nathan campus library – it’s really close! You can visit the desk for library and IT assistance over the weekend, or simply use our range of study spaces. And remember, you can also contact us by phone, email or chat.

If you are keen to use a computer lab at the Mt Gravatt campus, the Psychology (M24) lab is open 24 hours. Check lab computer availability here.

Mt Gravatt campus library will reopen Sunday 30 April at 12pm.


Mt Gravatt campus library closure

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UPDATE: Good news, the Library will be remain open! We’ve managed to resolve the issues and Mt Gravatt library will remain open as usual. See you there. 

 

Mt Gravatt campus library will be closed the weekend 22-23 April 2017. But good news! All other Griffith University campus libraries will maintain their regular opening hours.

Come and visit the Nathan campus library – it’s really close! You can visit the desk for library and IT assistance over the weekend, or simply use our range of study spaces. And remember, you can also contact us by phone, email or chat.

If you are keen to use a computer lab at the Mt Gravatt campus, the Psychology (M24) lab is open 24 hours. Check lab computer availability here

Mt Gravatt campus library will reopen Monday 24 April at 8am.


Bats off to Mt Gravatt Library for a stellar storytime

The school kids at Yarranlea Primary are batty for books! They visited Mt Gravatt campus library on Friday for a bat-themed storytime.

Library Campus Services, Team Member, Jana Rutledge read them the story of Stellaluna; an award-winning picture book by Janell Cannon about the adventures of a lost baby fruit bat.

The Yarranlea kids were so engrossed in the story they didn’t bat an eyelid when Rachel, a volunteer from Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland, popped by with two baby fruit bats during the book reading.

But once the book was finished and Stellaluna was reunited with her mum (#spoileralert), the kids were excited to gather around and see a real life bat.

They listened intently as Rachel introduced them to the wrapped-up bundles of black and grey fur. The grey-headed flying fox was named Felix whereas the black-headed baby was nameless until the kids christened him Fletcher.

Fletcher and Felix were under the care of Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland as they, like Stellaluna, had lost their mothers.

Rachel explained to her young audience that bats are killed by power lines, barbed wire, nets on fruit trees and viruses. The key message Rachel delivered to the children was to never touch a bat in trouble; if a bat bites you, it will have to be destroyed. Only people trained and vaccinated should handle bats.

If you see a bat on electricity wires or caught in barbed wire or netting, call the 24-hour Rescue Hotline: 0488 228 134. Check out the Bat Conservation and Rescue Queensland website for more information.


A beary good time was had by all

Yarranlea students had fun folding origami bears.

Yarranlea Primary School students had a beary fun time folding origami bears.

Step aside Paddington, there’s a new bear in town! And the kid’s at Yarranlea Primary School got to hear all about him and his big, blustery adventure.

Mt Gravatt Library Campus Services, Team Member, Jana Rutledge read the story of Nelson Bear and the Yellow Umbrella to an enthralled group of children on Friday.

As part of the monthly Mt Gravatt Storytime, the Yarranlea students heard about Nelson and the bedlam that ensues when he heads outside on windy day with his yellow umbrella.

Nelson Bear and the Yellow Umbrella is written by Norfolk Island historian and author, Merval Hoare. It was written for her daughter and was based on a ‘real bear’ owned by the young girl.

Yarranlea Primary School shares the campus grounds with Mt Gravatt campus library. Each month, students walk from their classroom to the library and are read a story by a Library Campus Services team member.

They are also treated to fun and educational activities run by Griffith’s library staff. This month, in keeping with the bear theme, the children got to fold origami bears.

Mt Gravatt campus library has been opening its doors (and books) to the students since the community initiative began last year.


‘Music in the Library’ at Mt Gravatt today

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Mt Gravatt campus students you’re in for a musical treat today.

Head to the library at 1pm and enjoy a live performance from Queensland Conservatorium-Griffith University (QCGU) students. That’s right, there will be music IN the Library. Today. At 1pm.

Today’s lineup includes a wind quintet called ‘Aquilo’.  You’ll be treated to the soothing sounds of a flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (that’s bassoon, not baboon).

The 2016 Music in the Library Series is an exciting innovation that aims to enliven the campus Library spaces and give QCGU students a chance to build valuable performance experience.

Come along to the Mt Gravatt campus library at 1pm and be ready to cheer on your fellow students!


Want to check out the libraries without leaving your home?

New this year and keen to check out all the nooks and cranny’s, finding the best sneaky study spots inside the library? Or maybe you’re a returning students who had a bit too much fun on the holidays and can’t quite remember where it was you were supposed to meet your mate. Did you know that you can tour each of the Griffith University’s libraries online?

Click your way through each campus library on the new 360 degree online tours.

The tours can be found on each library’s Places and Spaces page but we will do you one better and link you to each campus directly:

Take the time to click on each library, explore the zones, hey you might even recognise a blurred face or two!  Great thing about these new 360 tours is – they are also on Google Maps!

Remember, while each campus library may look different, we still offer the same great services at each:

 

 


Down in the basement…

thebasementHave you been to The Basement yet? It’s pretty awesome! No, it’s not a new hipster nightclub in the Valley, it’s the new social space for Griffith students located on Level 0 of Mt Gravatt Library.

Launched this week, The Basement provides dedicated group study pods, additional group seating and more power points. There are also comfy lounge areas to catch up with friends or just get in some well-deserved chill-out time.

Constructed last year, The Basement was designed by Information Services (INS) in close collaboration with the Student Representative Council (SRC). The space was co-designed and named by Mt Gravatt students. Thanks guys!

Information Services (Pro Vice Chancellor), Linda O’Brien cut the ribbon to officially launch the new library space this week. The PVC, in conjunction with the Secretary of the SRC, Mt Gravatt, Rou Hakimpour, thanked INS, Campus Life and the SRC team for their efforts in creating The Basement. Campus Life, Facilities Manager, Allan Perrott also praised the collaborative effort in creating the space.

So check out The Basement at M13, Mt Gravatt Library, Level 0.