Stanton Lobby 2018
Stanton Annual Report 2017-18
Catch up on activities and changes in the Library during 2017-18

We aspire to provide a welcoming and inclusive library service for our community. A service that inspires and supports wellbeing, lifelong learning, a love of reading, community connectedness and creative thinking.

Welcome to Stanton Library’s online Annual Report. The information has been presented around the themes of Connect, Engage Learn and Create. These themes have been inspired by our mission statementcustomer service charter, and our values.

The Year in Review – 2017-18

This year Stanton Library welcomed 488,115 visitors to the library and 6,000 new library members!

People visited Stanton to borrow an item, attend an event, have a query answered at the library customer service desk, study, read, work, use a library computer/printer/photocopier, visit the Heritage Centre or the Stanton Library Cafe or simply for warmth and connection.

The second stage of the library masterplan was completed this year with a new fit-out of the ground floor entry and first floor mezzanine. A wide variety of comfortable seating has been introduced, along with laptop-friendly tables and stackable chairs, allowing the library to host an author visit one minute and revert to a study place the next; the whole is completed with arm chairs and cushions in vibrant colours. The refurbishment has proved highly popular and the usage of these areas has increased.  


Library lobby lounge area

Library lobby lounge area

Library lobby seating

Library lobby seating


A new purpose built curved desk was added to the first floor to provide extra seating and take better advantage of the outlook, leafy green in summer and letting in the winter sun. Large collapsible tables provide group study options for students. A light-filled reading area giving views through double height windows to the gardens has been created by relocating the fiction shelves away from the balustrades. 


Level one study area

Level one study area

Level one mezzanine

Level one fiction mezzanine


Many of our library users have stopped by the customer service desk to share their appreciation for the new spaces and furniture and our visitor numbers have increased by 15%.

- Rebecca Aukim, Manager Library Services


2017-18 in numbers

Interesting stats and facts (205KB)