Come and wonder at the new collaborative and quiet study areas on the 2nd Floor! This first phase of this year’s major Library refurbishment is now open! The second phase, a refurbished silent study area on the 5th Floor, will open later this term.
Refurbished 2nd Floor open!
The 2nd Floor reading room (front of building) holds a fantastic, new, collaborative study area, filled with a variety of modern furniture, especially designed to minimise sound. There are glass group study pods, long study tables, diner-style group seating, alcove padded seating for small groups, individual swivel armchairs, bright white tables with innovative chair designs …
The resources area (back of building) has reopened for you to consult books and journals after rewiring and carpeting. It also includes new individual study seating for quiet study. There are new power sockets at every study desk.
The new information desk is in the central, high-ceilings area, opposite the catalogue. Ask here for your Liaison Librarians who have returned to staff offices on this floor.
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Progress with other Library areas
The 5th Floor Silent Study area is due to open in a few weeks time. The 3rd and 4th Floor are back in full operation after glass walls were installed between adjacent floors, letting in more light and views. You will enjoy the newer study furniture (long desks, study carrels, chairs) brought in from now refurbished floors. It is hoped to make further improvements next summer.
Behind the Library, the road and parking spaces remain closed for the works’ duration .. although you may notice the crane has gone!
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