Answered By: Alex Laing Last Updated: Jun 15, 2017 Views: 24
The Library Development Project will see £6.2m invested into transforming Clifford Whitworth Library.
There will be much more variety in the type of spaces available to study within the library – we’ve tried to put what you’ve told us about the way you want to learn at the heart of the plans. This includes:
- The ground floor being opened up to create a more welcoming entrance to the building.
- Increasing the number of PCs in the building and locating them closer to the book stock.
- More power points on desks so that you can plug in your mobile devices as you sit and study.
- Increasing study spaces to better accommodate the busy times of year.
- Increasing the number of bookable group workrooms, and introducing bookable individual study rooms.
- New ceilings and lighting throughout, and rewiring the entire building.
- We will improve air handling and ventilation so we have better control over the temperature.
- An improved Postgraduate Research (PGR) study space will be moved to the second floor and as well as study areas will include a breakout area, a shared bookable meeting room, and a drinks making point.
This exciting project will ensure that the University’s main library is better able to meet the needs of our students and offer a welcoming study environment.