Library transformation – come and take a look!

Now that we’ve reached the end of our building work, which has seen a programme of investment by the University of 5.5million in the Library over the last three years,  we have some stunning Before and After images to share with you!

Before staff area

Before – staff area

After - student collaborative study area

After – student collaborative study area

As well as 160 additional seats this summer and 130 additional in summer 2017, over 600 study spaces have been replaced and upgraded to create spaces we hope will inspire and motivate. We’ve also rehoused all printed materials in new, modern shelving units which has helped create lighter, brighter access to collections.and released floor space.

New study spaces have been designed with student feedback firmly in mind and this has influenced everything from lighting and power features to chair design.

A major change in location of our key student-facing services has brought down our  Academic Skills and Development (SPLASH) and Additional Learning Support (disability) teams, previously hidden away on Levels three and four respectively, to a brand new Level 1 drop-in area alongside a suite of new consultation rooms and a fantastic new flexible training room.

You can find a full Before and After Gallery on our Facebook page.

And we’d also love to show you round in person – if you have 20 mins to spare over a lunch break we’d be delighted to give you a short guided tour so you can see it all in action (the gallery images  just don’t bear witness to how incredibly busy the new spaces have been since being launched). If you’d like to come and take a look, please head to the Level 1 Support Hub (main reception) area:

Tuesday 4 December 13:30
Wednesday 5 December 13:30
Thursday 6 December 13:30
Friday 7 December 13:30
Monday 10 December 13:30
Tuesday 11 December 13:30
Wednesday 12 December 13:30
Thursday 13 December 13:30
Friday 14 December 13:30

And if you can’t make any of these times but would like to take a tour, or if you have any feedback or questions about the Library, please contact us