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Scholars’ Centre

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 Hours

Sunday to Thursday – 24 hour access
Friday – closed from 5.00pm
Saturday – open from 6.00pm

Research Student – Opening Hours

Sunday – 1.00pm to 9.00pm
Monday to Thursday – 8.00am to 9.30pm
Friday – 8.00am to 3.30pm

In case of emergency

Ring 333 for security
Ring 111 for IT support


Avondale Library provides both wireless and network access to computers and the Internet for research and study purposes. Computers, data points and power outlets are located throughout the Library. Students wishing to access the wireless environment should contact Library staff or IT Services.

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