New-look first floor space opens as part of £6.2 million Library Development Project

By Sep.26, 2017

The penultimate stage of the library’s £6.2 million development project has been delivered with the opening of a new-look space on the first floor.

Contractors have been working through the night to deliver the modern mixed-use space in time for the new term.

The new space adds five group study rooms fitted with TVs, whiteboards, projectors and charging stations to the library’s offering.

Additionally, there are two rooms that will have the twin purpose of acting as a teaching room for study skills and research skills training by the library team and as drop in PC suites when teaching is not taking place, as well as a large open space that blends books with PCs.

Zamzam Ibrahim, President of the Students’ Union, is delighted with the various learning opportunities that the library now provides.

She said: ““It looks amazing. I can’t wait for you guys to come and check it out. There are loads of spaces for you to study in groups and individual study rooms upstairs. I’m really happy with the way everything has turned out and I think you’re going to love it too.”

The space is not built solely for study though as there are a number of comfortable seats, benches and diner booths for students to sit back and relax.

Kobby Offori, the Students’ Union’s Science and Technology Officer, had plenty of praise for the library’s new facilities.

He said: “I think it’s excellent, we’ve got excellent facilities in the library and I think the Library Development Project is a good thing and we need to support our university.”

The Library Development Project, which will bring 250 additional study spaces, 75 additional PCs, eight new individual study rooms, nine group study rooms, improved lighting and much more, will complete with the opening of the refurbished ground floor early next year.

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By Nov.01, 2016

After months of extensive planning and rigorous hard work the first stage of The Library’s £6.2 million development project is complete. Read more…..

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Project update – October 2016

By Oct.03, 2016

“Check it out” now to avoid disruption

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By Sep.13, 2016

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Library Development Project update August 2016

By Aug.18, 2016

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By Jul.12, 2016

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The Clifford Whitworth building – a brief illustrated history

By Jun.14, 2016

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