Art & Music Library now open 24/7

19 September 2022

The ANU Art & Music Library is now open 24-hours a day, seven days a week! 

This means that four of our library branches – Art & Music, Chifley, Hancock, Law – are available to staff and students around the clock! 

To access the Art & Music Library after-hours*, use the entrance from the back courtyard and swipe your ANU ID card on the card reader.  

So, if the mood to study strikes at midday or midnight, you have even more access to safe and comfortable study areas on campus. 

This exciting change started on Monday 19 September, to coincide with the return from teaching break. It also gives you plenty of time to find new study spaces before the start of exams. 

This change is in response to student feedback and is part of the ANU Library’s focus on improving services. 

University Librarian Roxanne Missingham has been working closely with staff from the ANU School of Art & Design to provide this exciting service. 

“It is of utmost importance that we provide a supportive environment for our students, staff and academics,” said Roxanne. 

“Having access to additional safe and inviting study areas on campus is one of the ways the ANU Library is working towards improving the experience of our library users,” 

“We know from experience that students like having a ‘third space’ to study, that is not work or home. We know that studying in the library can reduce social isolation and improve mental well-being, and that having these spaces available 24/7 can help those who are balancing their studies with other responsibility,” 

“We have had incredibly positive feedback from students using our other 24/7 spaces, so I am thrilled to add another round-the-clock location to our community.” 

Roxanne would like to thank Facilities and Services, Library staff, and staff from the ANU School of Art & Design for their hard work in getting this project to the finish line. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our friendly library staff. 

We encourage you to download the official ANUOK app, which provides safety support to students and staff and access to a range of services from ANU Security. 


* After-hours is 5pm–9am (Monday to Friday) and weekends.