Student Paul Shepherd and Kate Kelly, director of Library Services, cut the cake to celebrate the Learning Centre's 1st birthday. Paul, a 3rd year Bachelor of Environmental Science student, was one of the first students to walk through the Centre's doors when it opened a year ago.
Student Paul Shepherd and Kate Kelly, director of Library Services, cut the cake to celebrate the Learning Centre's 1st birthday. Paul, a 3rd year Bachelor of Environmental Science student, was one of the first students to walk through the Centre's doors when it opened a year ago. Contributed - Sharlene King

SCU’s spectacular library facility turns one

SOUTHERN Cross University have celebrated one year since their spectacular, new library and learning facility was opened.

The Learning Centre at the Lismore campus has held more than 70 events in its first year of operation.

The 71st event was its first birthday celebration yesterday.

During the first 12 months of operation, library staff have answered 10,515 queries, 98 computers have been used for a total of 75,366 hours, and the group study rooms have been booked 3,082 times by 2,184 unique students for a total 330,750 minutes, a spokesperson from SCU said.

At 2,411 square metres, the Learning Centre is larger than the former library in A Block (now the Engineering building).

Looking for somewhere comfortable to sit?

There are 220 seats, ranging from beanbags, to casual café seating, and individual study carrels.

The Learning Centre is open to students, staff, alumni and the community - and all have embraced this wonderful facility since it opened.



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