Hancock welcomes 1 millionth visitor since going 24/7

04 Sep 2023

On Friday 1 September the staff at Hancock Library were excited to welcome the Library’s millionth in-person visitor since opening 24/7 in 2019. The visitor, Rory Olsson, who is studying Engineering, entered Hancock mid-morning last Friday and was delighted to receive some ANU merchandise including a water bottle and eco coffee cup, and a gift voucher for Harry Hartog Bookshop.

Following a few years of disruptions to regular on-campus learning and teaching activities, it is a joy to see high numbers of students and other Library users coming through the doors again.

About Hancock

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

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.

It also houses the Joseph Needham special collection.

Open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, the Hancock Library is one of the largest branches on campus, with 100 computers for staff and student use, and bookable study rooms of all different sizes equipped with AV resources. It is a warm, welcoming place to study, with an amazing collection of resources, study spaces and a friendly, knowledge and dedicated staff.