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Our aim is to create a new standard of environmental sustainability delivered in a cost effective manner.  The Library will be a significant milestone for the University as it strives to minimise its environmental impact and establish itself as a leader in sustainability.

What Sustainability@MQ is saying

What's the Latest?

We're getting ready for the new Library Moving the Library to a new building is a huge challenge. The new Library offers a fresh environment with great potential to re-shape the way we do things to better serve YOU. Read on ...[pdf 831kb]

Trees, Shrubs & Wildlife: What's happening?
Ecological assessment of the biodiversity, flora and fauna of the new Library site has been carried out by a number of specialists and no threatened habitats or species have been identified in this area.
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Your Library on the Move: tagging 1.4m items
As the new Library takes shape, Macquarie University Library is already ' on the move' gearing up for the massive task of ...Read on [pdf 782kb]


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Library Stories

Share your story !  As part of the Library 2010 project, Library Friends are collecting Library Stories to commemorate the 40 year history of the current building. If you are interested in sharing your recollections, reflections or remembrances of our Library contact us at

a picture of a girl in front of the library building 40 years ago

This pathway has now been replaced and renamed Wally’s Walk. The saplings on the edges of the pathway have grown to magisterial proportions. These impressive, leafy plane trees now mask the concrete architectural brutalism of that original design. A green canopy that shields the eye and the sky. Read on…