Melton Library - a Learning Hub for the community

As the ICT and AV specialists working on The Melton Library, we were able to design the ICT and AV systems around their objectives of developing Australia’s first 5 Green Star library.

Designed by award winning architects FJMT, and opened in 2013, the library was an experiment which sought to cater to the changing nature of information accessibility.

For CHW, this meant designing systems and spaces that were about sharing information, whether in a meeting space, auditoria, gaming area, or via digital signage. As an experiment, it was crucial we understood the community’s needs prior to commencing the design. Because of the diversity of users, we were committed to designing a user-friendly and robust service, enabling all members of the community to utilise the technology in the library.

To facilitate the needs of the community, we designed seventeen different areas each containing individual systems, from meeting rooms, to a full auditoria – we often had systems switching between up to ten sources and of course, all vision was available in full 1080p.

Fundamentally, CHW’s consultants were able to deliver a vision of the library that aligned with the future of information technology. Since the library launched, it has been very successful, with users often coming to the library for more purposes, more often. If this project is anything to go by, the future of learning looks far more integrated, and we are fully capable of designing this change.