Getting Access (Space + Facilities)

Information about the various facilities and maker spaces in the ABP Faculty.

  • Keys + Building Access

    Your University staff card provides access to ABP buildings, including all external doors, staff spaces, classrooms and computer labs. Your staff card is also your on-campus identification. Carry it with you at all times. Do not let anyone else use your staff card.

    See the Staff Services Portal for information on how to obtain and update your staff card and how to get a replacement staff card.

    Further information including details around building opening hours can be found under Building access and information on the ABP Staff Intranet.

  • Lectern Keys

    LECTERN KEYS open lecterns and computer cabinets across campus. Lectern Keys are requested by the Subject Coordinator/Supervisor for a particular subject code.

    You must lock lecterns after every class.

  • Collaborative Areas

    If you are a staff with access to the Melbourne School of Design but don’t have an allocated deskspace, you can book one when you need a place to work. Collaborative spaces are available throughout the building in these rooms:

    • For Academic Staff: 218, 303, 344, 437
    • For Professional Staff: 221, 222, 360

    You are welcome to use any of the rooms for your work type. To book a desk, go to (Workspace = Unimelb, login with SSO) or download the Serraview Engage app from the App store or Google Play store. Once logged in, you can:

    1. Book one desk at a time
    2. Book from anywhere
    3. Book up to 2 weeks ahead
    4. Filter equipment to find spaces that are:
      • Deskspace Only
      • Docking monitors
      • Standard computers
      • Graphics computers
  • Lockers

    LOCKERS are available to all sessional staff to use for the duration of each semester. Please see the staff intranet for more information.

    ABP bike store and staff lockers (requires login)

  • Maker Spaces

    The Maker Spaces are the fabrication, workshop, printing and loans facilities for the ABP. Staff are welcome to book in for a tour of the Maker Spaces for themselves or their class, and are also encouraged to make use of the facilities for work or personal projects. Staff who wish to use the Maker Spaces must complete a series of short inductions each year – more information about inductions can be found here.

    Workshop projects involving students should be organised by subject coordinators in conjunction with Maker Spaces management.

    Fab Lab Coordinator: Sean Taaffe

    Machine Workshop Coordinator: David Fedyk

    NExT Lab Coordinator: Mel Iraheta

    Robotics Lab Coordinator: Ryan Pennings

    Further details on the Maker Spaces can be viewed on the IT and Maker Spaces page on ABP Teaching Canvas Community site.

  • Laptop Hire

    The faculty has laptops and other equipment available to loan. Staff can register at our loans desk to view the catalog and reserve equipment.

    Further information on the Loans desk, including accessing the Loans Portal and guidance on how to book equipment can be viewed on the Maker Spaces Loans Desk page.

    All equipment is managed through the loans desk, located in the print room on Level 1 MSD.

    For enquiries contact: or come to the print room on Level 1 in MSD

  • Photocopying + Printing

    Your staff card is required to print from any of the staff PRINT rooms in the Glyn Davis building.  If you’re having issues please contact Central IT on 834 40888 to get your printer access connected to your staff card.

    Printers & Copiers (requires login)

  • Stationery

    Whiteboard markers, pens / pencils and other STATIONERY is available from the Stationery Room on level 4 of the building.

  • Off Campus Activities & Field Trips

    If you are planning an off campus activity, makes sure you are aware of what you and your students need to do before you head out there.