Temporary Library Closure - Innovation & Education Hub Redevelopment
Between the 21st February and the 31st July 2020, the Ian Potter Library will be CLOSED while the Alfred Innovation & Education Hub is being built. Further information on the new library can be found here. It is hoped the redeveloped Ian Potter library will reopen in August 2020. Information on library services during the Ian Potter library closure can be found below.
How can I contact the library staff?
Library staff can be contacted at:
>1st Floor, Alfred Lane House, Alfred Hospital
> Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
> Enquires : 9076 3042 (Manager 9076 3003)
> Research & Training support : 9076 2716
What is the best way to find library information?
The Library Website www.alfredlibrary.org is the best starting point for finding information about specific library services, and links for searching information resources.
Where can I find a quiet study place?
A study room is available for medical staff in the Hugh Trumble room. Medical students have a study room on the 5th floor Alfred Centre. Nursing students have a study room on the 4th floor Alfred Centre. Other options are Prahran Public library (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm), State Library of Victoria, RMIT Swanston St library and University of Melbourne libraries.
Will training classes still be available?
Yes, classes will still be provided, but in other locations.
Monthly schedules will continue to be provided.
Will I be able to borrow books?
Physical items of the library have been boxed up and unfortunately are now unavailable for borrowing until July 2020. Ebooks are available online via our catalogue, and will be the main way to access book information until the new library opens in July 2020.
Can I pickup or return items from Monash & La Trobe university?
No, intercampus loans will not be available at the Alfred campus during the redevelopment. Please use another campus library as a pickup or return point during this period.