Ourimbah library redevelopment creates a 'buzz'
Those of you who've had the chance to check out the Ourimbah library redevelopment wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's created a new vibrancy and excitement to the Central Coast learning experience.
Senior Librarian, Catherine Moffatt, says that the new spaces and facilities have changed the way students study and socialise.
"There's a new buzz in the library. Students are connecting, relaxing, studying, hanging out," Catherine said.
The enthusiasm for 'hanging out' in this state-of-the-art facility reflects the changing nature of libraries and how they meet the needs of their communities.
The Ourimbah redevelopment has done this by providing the following new features:
- Five new group study rooms with access to computers and screens
- Eighty-eight additional computers, printers and scanning facilities, and wireless and power connections for laptops and other devices
- A new self service desk offering 24 hour support from library staff, and the student 'Rover' service that provides peer-assisted library and basic IT support
- A cafe, lounge, parent's room and outdoor meeting spaces
It's well worth dropping-in and seeing for yourself the fresh and spacious design, not to mention the look on students' faces as they enter.
Fatu Kigbo, Ourimbah library manager, says that "the vibrancy and excitement" of the students makes all the effort of redevelopment worthwhile.