Students flock to new library spaces
The hoardings are down, the contractors are wrapping up and all the re-imagined and refurbished student spaces in the City Campus Library are now open for business.
Upgrades on levels 2 to 5 have produced a plethora of new and improved spaces, and while the focus is on collaborative and individual study, there’s also room for fun and games on level 3.
According to Library figures, there are 20 new study rooms for group and individual study, a new audio visual system, and new open-plan study areas to accommodate more than 260 additional students.
The refurbishment of the City Campus Library has resulted in many more individual and group study spaces.
The range of new spaces has been made possible by the relocation of lesser-used books into the LRS.
Where to find the new spaces
Group study areas throughout the library offer a mix of open-plan seating and bookable rooms for individual and group study, with level 5 reserved for silent study. Presentation practice rooms allow groups to rehearse with a projector screen. Book a room here.
- General access computing areas are available on each level, and offer 293 PCs in total with a further 30 located within the Researchers’ Centre and Assistive Technologies rooms.
- An Events Space featuring privacy glazing and blinds can be found adjacent to the stairs on level 2. By the end of May, it will be equipped with a projector, retractable screen and speakers.
- A Games Room on level 3 is equipped with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U games consoles, plus a wide range of popular games. Find out more about the Games Room.
- The Researchers' Centre has expanded and moved from level 2 to level 5, and now comes with seating for 25 HDR candidates and staff working on postgraduate research.
With so much to discover, why not drop into the City Campus Library soon and see what the new spaces have to offer? More info can be found on the Library website.