Hancock Library

The WK Hancock Building is known as Hancock Library and provides material from most areas of science; engineering; technology and medicine.

Collections

The major strengths of the Hancock Library collection are in:

  • General science
  • History and philosophy of science
  • Science policy
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematical and computing sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology, biological and medical sciences
  • Forestry, geography, geology, earth and environmental sciences
  • Engineering and technology.

The Hancock Library also houses the Joseph Needham special collection.

Additional Library services

Ask at the Information Desk Level 1 for advice on using the catalogue, information about the collection, all loans enquiries and information about training programs which can assist in the use of the Library's information resources.

Information Commons computer facilities for use by ANU students and staff are available in the Hancock Library. There are over 100 PC and Macintosh computers available for student use. There are bookable study rooms available on level 3 and a variety of seating conducive to individual and group interaction.

Library locations

Library accessibility

For specific Hancock Library accessibility information, please visit services for users with a disability.

Contacts

Functional

Name Contact details
Information enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 3517
Loans enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 3619
Reserve Desk enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 3619
Collection Development – Life Sciences enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 3432
Collection Development - Physical Sciences enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 2983
User Education and Training Services enquiries
Phone
+61 2 6125 3432