24-hour access

Your student ID card now gives you automatic access to the latelab and BA silent study room at Hawthorn Campus.

Your responsibilities

  • Your Swinburne ID card is for your use only. Do not bring others in and do not prop the door open or an alarm will sound
  • Respect other users by keeping noise to a minimum
  • Keep the Latelab and BA Silent Study Room clean and tidy: use the bins provided
  • Carry your Swinburne ID card with you. Security staff may ask you to leave if you don’t
  • Go home if you get tired. Sleeping in the Latelab may compromise your personal safety.

How to access the Latelab and BA Silent Study Room

  • You will have automatic access within 24 hours of obtaining your student ID card
  • The Latelab is a computer lab on levels one and two of the Hawthorn library
  • The BA Silent Study Room is a silent study space on level two of the BA building
  • After-hours access is via the doors in the atrium
  • For security reasons you must leave the Latelab when the library closes. You may then re-enter through the after-hours door
  • After-hours access to the level one Latelab is by lift only, using your card
  • Contact securitysut@swin.edu.au if you have any access difficulties using your student ID card.

Opening hours

  • The Latelab and BA Silent Study Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week except some public holidays (Christmas, New Year and emergency maintenance)
  • Closures will be advertised on the library website and on the atrium doors.


  • During normal opening hours you can ask library staff for assistance or contact us
  • In an emergency you can call Security (+61 3 9214 3333)
  • There is an emergency phone linked directly to security on the pillar near the Latelab door
  • Emergency procedures and floor plans are posted in the Latelab on levels one and two. Take notice of where your nearest emergency exit route will be.