News

Read the latest news articles and featured stories from the Library.

02
Nov
2023

ANU Library celebrates 100 million open access downloads

Knowledge is power. It can be a gateway to social and financial mobility, and a means of generating extraordinary change and advancements, both for individuals and society. As such, knowledge is often commercialised, patented and locked away behind…

image with text reads celebrating 100 million downloads
23
Oct
2023

Get spooky this Halloween with ANU Library

Happy spooky season! Halloween originated as a Celtic pagan celebration of the new year, called Samhain, when people would welcome the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year”, that is, winter. The Celts believe that the barriers between the…

Image says let's get spooky and shows skeleton hands, pumpkins and bats
19
Oct
2023

Hail repair update

Menzies Library Roofing repairs are progressing well, with the upper roof nearly complete. Images of the progress are available in the slideshow above. As part of the roof remediation works replacement there will also be replacement of…

Photograph of Menzies Library roof repair process - October 2023
27
Sep
2023

Hail repair update

Menzies Library  A crane will be on site from 7am to approximately 1pm on Wednesday 4 October. This will be in the small back carpark. Traffic controls will be in place.  It is likely carpet replacement will commence in December. We…

Photograph of Menzies Library roof repair process - September 2023
25
Sep
2023

Publish direct to open access – with no processing charges!

Do you want to increase your research impact? Do you like saving money? We have good news for you! The ANU Library has agreements with a range of leading academic publishers which allow ANU authors to publish their work open access without paying…

Image of a piggy bank wearing sunglasses relaxing on a beach text read publish without the processing fee!
21
Sep
2023

Law Library roof repairs and book retrieval

Repair work on the Law Library roof is about to commence.  To keep our community safe, the top floor (Level 2) of the Law Library will be closed from 6am-6pm on weekdays. But don’t worry – if you need to access materials from Level 2 during…

Photograph of the ANU Law Library at night
14
Sep
2023

Hail repair update

Menzies Library Installation of new copper to the upper roof will commence next week. A crane will be on site Tuesday 19 September to lift the copper sheets up to the top roof. This will be in the small back carpark area, and traffic controls…

11
Sep
2023

New Oxford and Cambridge Read and Publish Agreements

We are very pleased to announce that the ANU Library has signed new Read and Publish (RAP) agreements with Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. These agreements allow ANU authors to publish open access in selected journals…

Image reads news read and publish agreements oxford and cambridge presses. Image of Oxford Library and Cambridge cathedral and a stack of books with a mortar board cap on top
07
Sep
2023

Hail repair update

Menzies Library  A crane will be on site on Tuesday 19 September from 6.30am to 1pm. This will be in the small back carpark, and traffic controls will be in place. The roofing demolition is now complete, and waterproofing membrane…

04
Sep
2023

Hancock welcomes 1 millionth visitor since going 24/7

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…

Photo of Hancock's 1 millionth visitor, Rory Olsson with Josh Bell from the Hancock team