The University of Melbourne

University Library Student IT and e-learning support

Percy Baxter Learning Centre


This Student IT environment provides students with a vibrant, well-equipped, collaborative learning environment, conveniently located within the Baillieu Library for improved resource access.

Most of the spaces in the Percy Baxter Learning Centre can be booked in advance.

NOTE: There is NO Helpdesk on this floor. The helpdesk is located on Baillieu ground floor


1st floor, Baillieu Library

Facility hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 8.30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Check Baillieu Library opening hours for public holiday/semester break access.



Need power?

The Percy Baxter Learning Centre has several power equipped tables you can plug into. Each can seat six to eight people and has four power points. Ask the staff at the Helpdesk to point them out to you.

The spaces

Open Area

Learning SpacePBLC offers an environment and associated resources that can enhance the collaborative learning experience.

There are sixty computers located in spacious carrels. The carrels in the open area are designed so that two people can comfortably sit at each workstation.

Computers in this area are bookable one week in advance, for a maximum of two hours a day. You can find the booking terminal by the Helpdesk. Bring your Student ID card.

For details on hardware and software installed view the computer setup page.

eLearning Studios

Learning SpaceThere are two eLearning Studios, each contains 16 student and 1 demonstrator computers. The demonstrator computer is attached to a data projector, has speakers built into the ceiling for sound dissemination and is equipped with the NetOp School software. Other room features include: whiteboard; large sliding door; speakers (request in Studio 1); access to UniCard printing.

Academic and teaching staff may book a Studio by completing the request form. Please include the setup time you will require in the booking.

Disability Liaison Unit room

Learning SpaceThere is one Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) room in the Percy Baxter Learning Centre. It contains one computer with a standard computer setup and speakers. The computer may also have software to assist people with special needs as decided by the DLU. It has access to UniCard printing.

Booking the DLU room
To use the room you must have been recommended by the DLU. To book, take your Student ID card to the Library Info Desk and speak to staff.


The Percy Baxter Learning Centre has B&W and colour printing available to all students. Learn more about printing at the Percy Baxter Learning Centre.