State Library of NSW

Project: State Library of NSW
Practice: State Library
Location: Sydney, NSW
Planex products: xLocker2 System
Lock technology: Yellowbox

The State Library of NSW redevelopment project required an upgrade to the public locker system at the entrance to Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room and Mitchell Library Reading Room. The project consisted of 240 lockers for the Lower Ground in the Macquarie Street building and 92 lockers in the Mitchell Library building (these lockers needed to be in keeping with the heritage attribute of the Mitchell Library Reading Room).

The scope of works for the user interface required ease of use for end-users and the ability to manage/track how the lockers were being used. Planex selected Yellowbox as their lock interface partner to tender on the project as they offered the best solution for the complex needs of the library.

The library selected the ‘Buunhu’ (Kangaroo grass) perforation pattern created by First Nations / Yuwaalaraay designer Lucy Simpson from Gaawaa Miyay studio. As it happens, Lucy’s mural artwork is in the Library as part of the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project.

Photography by Julia Charles