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Answered By: Alex Laing
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2017     Views: 34

The  Library Development Project will see £6.2m invested into transforming Clifford Whitworth Library.PARK-BENCH-GRAPHIC--green

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.


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