Graduate and Staff, 1965-1972; 1980-1990
So many memories. I was lucky to be appointed as a reference librarian in 1970, just after I graduated..
Student, 2003 - present
My love affair with the BSL began when I was a toddler. Back in the 80s....
Staff, early 90's to now
Sitting in the BSL, attempting to study, and watching out the round window...
My mother, Marie Robinson, worked at the Barr Smith Library for over 30 years and on many occasions it lived with us...
Graduate 1961 - 1965
During swatvac the BSL reading room was full every night as students studied...
Graduate, Student 1945 - 1951
In 1945 on my first day, I walked in to that marvellous reading room, past the staff desk, turned right, went right up to the back left hand corner...
With reference to your request for Barr Smith Library stories, I believe mine may be unique...
the slanting sun
reddens the reading room...
Staff Member - 25 years so far
"Marie Robinson was the Collection Management Librarian when I started working in the BSL, back in 1984...
Wife of Ira Raymond (1917-2004), University of Adelaide Librarian 1964 - 1982.
"This one remained in Ira's memory. It was during the University's Centenary celebrations that His Royal Highness paid a fleeting visit to...
"My first couple of years studying medicine were overwhelming, intense and gruelling. Never before had I felt so out of my element...
"Browsing in the old section of the library and finding a book written by...
Staff 1989 - 2008
"I was working as the Alumni Activities Coordinator, and I was taking a visiting group of children, teachers and parents from...
"There are so many memories of the Barr Smith Library, it was the focus of University life...
"So many memories! where to begin?
Rainy days looking out over the Barr Smith lawns...
"The spaciousness of it - compared with my school library...
Graduate 1976 - 1978 BA
"The details have dulled with time, but the basic memory remains of hours spent huddled in the dim recesses...
Graduate 1988 - 1992
"I loved just searching the shelves. BSL had more exciting books on them than any academic library...
Graduate, Staff 1991 - 1998
"The Computer Science Honours Student laboratory in the Plaza Building had a mysterious locked door...
Graduate, student, staff
"Even after twenty years working here, I still enjoy giving tours of the library that include the Reading Room...