A Scholars’ Centre, specifically designed for higher degree research students and visiting scholars, is located on Level 1 of the Lake Macquarie Campus Library. The Scholars’ Centre is a suite of three spaces:
1. A quiet study room complete with lockable desks and filing cabinets for each student, power points located beside each desk, whiteboards and noticeboards, wireless computer access as well as a general use computer loaded with Windows 7 and the latest Microsoft Office suite of products, SPSS, NVivo, and EndNote;
2. An adjacent seminar room available for presentations and meetings;
3. A foyer offering lounge chairs for casual reading and a display of Avondale’s own peer reviewed journals, and research journals from other universities.
The study room and seminar room are locked off from the foyer and Library outside Library opening hours, however 24/7 keycard access is available through the Library’s southern entrance. For access, contact the Head Librarian
A Reference Librarian is located in an office adjacent to the Centre and are on hand to offer research support.
PhD Student - Opening HoursSunday to Thursday - 24 hour access
Friday - closed from 5.00pm
Saturday - open from 6.00pm
Research Student - Opening HoursSunday - 1.00pm to 9.00pm
Monday to Thursday - 8.00am to 9.30pm
Friday - 8.00am to 3.30pm
In case of emergencyRing 333 for security
Ring 111 for IT support