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December 18, 2018

Your after-hours library spaces

It’s no secret that having a place to study any time of the day or night is a huge help for uni students. Whether you’re preparing for an exam, juggling a job and your studies or just happen to be a night owl, it’s great to have access to study spaces in Deakin Library 24 hours a day.

We are excited to continue offering 24-hour access at Waterfront Library, level 2 of Burwood Library and the learning space at Waurn Ponds Library in 2019. However, recently we have had some issues with vandalism and uncleanliness in a few of our library spaces, with a lot of it occurring outside staffed hours. Some library users have been damaging seats, leaving rubbish behind or otherwise negatively altering the study spaces.

As a Deakin Library user, we want you to feel like this is your space – but it’s also a shared space and needs to be treated with respect. If you see anyone mistreating the facilities in your library, please immediately tell a staff member if it’s during staffed hours. If it’s after hours, you can use the SafeZone app to call security and let them know. Just press the blue help button.

safezone app

Don’t have SafeZone yet? It’s an essential tool for your time on campus at Deakin, as it provides an immediate link to security any time you may need it. It’s especially important to have if you’re on campus late at night. You can download it for free on both Apple and Android phones.

It’s our priority to offer every Deakin student access to vibrant, clean and safe spaces where you can study and collaborate throughout the day and night. Join us in committing to make sure every part of your library is kept the way you’d like to find it when you come on campus, and please feel free to approach our library staff or Security if you’re ever uncomfortable with how the facilities are being treated.

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