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AFTRS Jerzy Toeplitz Library Reopens

The entrance to the AFTRS Library.
The entrance to the AFTRS Library.

The Jerzy Toeplitz Library at AFTRS’ campus in Moore Park has recently reopened after undergoing an exciting remodelling. Included in the changes are a new lounge and display area, a dedicated section for the extensive screen collection, and a redesign of the study and reading spaces.

The design was undertaken by Sydney-based designer Ingrid Weir, daughter of film director Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Truman Show). Internationally known, Ms. Weir has also designed the School’s Masters Space, foyer and student area, along with the Charlie’s workspace, available to alumni, in Los Angeles.

The Library will be holding grand reopening celebration on Friday 1 February, 2019 from 3.00pm, inviting all, library members, AFTRS staff, AFTRS students, and members of the public to join.

Until then, the library’s growing collection of 17,000 DVDs, Blu-rays and VHS tapes, 75,000 online streaming videos, 20,000 books and ebooks, 3,000 film and television scripts and screenplays, and every AFTRS student film ever made, is once again available to browse and borrow.

Recognised as Australia’s leading library for learning, teaching, research, creativity and innovation of the screen arts and broadcasting industries, The Library was established in 1973 and named after the founding director of AFTRS, Professor Jerzy Toeplitz (1909-1995). For more information browse the catalogue and explore the library’s service.

Meet the team

Hayley Brown

Library Supervisor

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Frazer Bull-Clark

Collection Development Librarian

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Raquel Caballero

User Experience Librarian

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