Following the successful completion of the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC) level 1 refurbishment, the next major upgrade to education, training and research facilities at Westmead will be in the hospital’s library.
Located on level 2 of the WECC, the Westmead Hospital Library will be upgraded into a highly engaging teaching and learning space by the University of Sydney, in partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District, as part of the Westmead Redevelopment refurbishment program.
Westmead Hospital Library manager Linda Mulheron said library staff were excited about plans for the new space.
“The library first opened in late 1978 and even though we’re very proud of it, it’s definitely time for an upgrade!” she said.
“We’ve been working hard with the University of Sydney and library users for the past 10 months to come up with a design that will best serve our students, staff and visitors, and we can’t wait to see the end result.
“We’ve taken into consideration many recommendations received from our recent user survey and I’m sure everyone will be pleasantly surprised at how much has been achieved in the new design to address their suggestions.”
Plans for the library include technology-enabled individual and group study spaces, along with clinical examination rooms flexibly designed to double as bookable meeting rooms.
Plans also include green, natural elements to create a welcome and calm space.
Later this month, the library’s project user group will do a final review of the design before the current library is closed on Monday, November 13, 2017.
It will re-open in late March 2018.
In the interim, some library services will be available in the Clinical Sciences corridor, tutorial room F (near the University of Sydney Westmead Clinical School).
Watch this space for more information and updates as the new Westmead Hospital Library takes shape!
If you have any questions, contact the redevelopment team on 1800 990 296 or email WSLHD-WestmeadProject@health.nsw.gov.au