Create a special collections teaching space in the Fryer Library

We are more than half way to our goal of $210,000 to build an exciting new teaching space in the Fryer Library at the University’s St Lucia campus. 

The space, for researchers and the community, will provide greater access to the treasures held in our special collections through classes, displays and events. It will help us use more primary source material in our teaching and learning.

Artist impression of the new teaching space
Artist sketch of the proposed teaching space by Jane Grealy


The room and outdoor area will highlight the Fryer’s rich literary, historical and architectural collections that include the manuscripts of David Malouf, Peter Carey, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, rare books, photographs and architectural plans.

The architects Kim and Monique Baber from Baber Studio have created a thoughtful and attractive design for the space that blends the two collecting strengths of the Fryer Library — architecture and literature. 

From left the team at Baber Studio - Paul Lee, Monique Baber, Kim Baber, Mackenzie Barclay and Daniel Foote in front of a model of the teaching space which is on the fourth floor of the Duhig Tower
From left the team at Baber Studio - Paul Lee, Monique Baber, Kim Baber, Mackenzie Barclay and Daniel Foote in front of a model

 

Help us make this teaching space a reality

Listen to a recording of architects, Kim and Monique Baber, presenting their concept for the teaching space and discussing their design philosophy at Poetics of Space: The influence of literary works on architectural design.

Donate to the Fryer Library Teaching Space fund online and help us reach our goal. All donations are appreciated. Any donation over $500 will be acknowledged on a donor recognition wall.

Contact the Library Advancement Manager Erin Pearl on (07) 3365 3483 or e.pearl@library.uq.edu.au to discuss how you can support the project.

Thank you to our donors for your generous support of this project.  

Artist sketch of the proposed outdoor area by Jane Grealy
Artist sketch of the proposed outdoor area by Jane Grealy

 

Help transform teaching and learning.