Baillieu library

A redevelopment of Level 2 of the Baillieu is currently underway to upgrade and significantly improve the amenity of this space for students.

There will be 577 seats accommodated on Level 2, an increase of 60 seats, with a choice of seating options offered, including group, individual and booth-style seating with almost all seats having access to power.

To accommodate our students while the redevelopment takes place, we have relocated some seating from Level 2 to Level 1 and the Lower Ground floor.


The construction work is being carried out in 3 stages.

Stage 1: now open

The south and central parts of Level 2 are now open for use, with many new, powered seats available for students.

Stage 2: now open

The north section of the floor is now open, offering 200 study spaces and refurbished toilet facilities.

Stage 3: relocation of collections (January 2018)

New shelving will be installed in January 2018; collections in the call number range 400-899 will then be relocated to their final position on Level 2.


All collections will remain on site during the construction. Current locations are detailed below.

400, 500, 600 and 800 collections

Books collections in the call number ranges 400-699 and 800-899 are  accessible in the recently-renovated south and central sections of Level 2.

Books from 400-699 and 800-899 have been relocated to the south and central part of level 2

700 collection

Books in the call number range 700 - 799 have been temporarily relocated to the north end of Level 3:

The book collection from 700 - 799 has been relocated to Level 3.

Level 3 is also home to the 000, 100, 200 and 300 collections.


Level 2 Floor Plan (PDF 217KB)

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