Westmead Hospital library works complete

An artist’s impression of the refurbished Westmead Hospital Library.

All demolition works for the Westmead Hospital Library refurbishment has now been completed.

Walls for the clinical examination rooms, meeting rooms and an area for staff has been installed.

University of Sydney project manager Winsome Fox said the building has progressed well over the last few months.

“We are now at the half-way point where we start to see the true form of the space develop,” he said.

“A refurbishment project of this size doesn’t come without its challenges and the project team and builders have worked tirelessly to ensure the challenges are overcome and we maintain our target completion date.

“I am sure library staff and users will be very happy with the outcome.”      

Benefits of the library refurbishment include a contemporary space for independent study or group work, examinations rooms to develop clinical skill sets and a librarian consultation space for additional training and assistance.

Deputy library manager Bernadette Nicholl said the library will undergo a number of strategic and operational changes.

“We’re changing the way we work so we can spend less time on administrative work and more time assisting our customers with resources and training.” she said.

“This includes embracing technology to be more efficient and mobile.”

The library refurbishment is expected to be completed at the end of this month.

For more information about the library’s refurbishment click here.

For frequently asked questions while the library is temporarily closed click here.