Since 1856 the academic institution, Moore College has been providing in-depth theological training and is a hub for international learning. As the College expands so too has the growth of its library, which is the largest theological library in the Southern Hemisphere. Located on King Street, Newtown Sydney the library is the heart of the College.
The brief was to provide accessible storage, with the ability to accommodate an increasing collection. The new library has the capacity to hold 90,000 titles and will house a Digital repository of over 5,500 items. The purpose built space was designed to showcase the latest in innovative design. Dark spaces were redesigned to give way to natural light, small uninviting study areas were replaced by larger and versatile spaces that accommodate more students. Dedicated areas were created within the library where students can access technology, reference materials including multi-media and audio-visual equipment and be supported by staff.
Partnering with Kane Constructions, and designers Geyer and Allen Jack+Cottier Architects, CSM successfully delivered the focal high density Rolling Storage system, together with the Library Shelving. Students and visitors are inspired by the Mechanically Assisted Fixed Track Rolling Storage Unit, which was finished in Citrus Yellow Gold Gloss.