Collections on the move

20 January 2020

ANU Library collections are being relocated. This is so we can create the best possible access to resources, within the areas available to us for collection storage.

What has been moved?

  • Hancock Library: materials are being moved from the basement to level 1 and the Print Repository.
  • Menzies Library: the Rare Books collection has been moved from level 1 to level 4.
  • Chifley Library: collection material will no longer be housed on level 1.

Why are collections being moved?

Because of the assessment of flooding risk we are no longer able to store materials on Level 1 of the Chifley Library, or in the basement of the Hancock Library. We are moving items to ensure that the collection is safely stored.

Hume Print Repository

In 2020 the remaining collection in the Hancock basement will be moved to the Hume Print Repository and Level 1 in the Library. While some of the journals in the basement are available online, the majority of the monographs are not available in digital form.

All titles moving to Hume have been identified as low-use, ensuring high use teaching and research material will stay on campus. If you need any assistance accessing the collection during the preparation for the move, please see Library staff. We can relocate titles to the Acton campus if that is required for courses.

How do I access items from the Print Repository?

All material relocated to the Hume Print Repository can be requested through the catalogue.

Visit the repository webpage for information on how to request materials – including timeframes, opening hours and contact details.


Please do not hesitate to contact your local library about your need for access to other material. We can arrange for assistance and for material to be temporarily relocated for your use, in addition to loans from Hume and elsewhere.