Fisher Library

The main library at the University of Sydney named for Thomas Fisher, its major benefactor. It opened in 1909 in the south-western corner of the Quadrangle. In 1962 it moved to a new building adjacent to Victoria Park, the original reading room being renamed MacLaurin Hall.

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Opened
1909
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1952
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Thomas Fisher

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Thomas Fisher, a bootmaker and property investor, bequeathed a large portion of his estate to the University of Sydney to endow its library. Fisher Library bears his name to this day.