Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 14 800 m²
divided into
25 Open access services 6 564 m²
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual 167 m²
27 Computers 678 m²
28 Special collections 216 m²
29 Seminar room(s) 398 m²
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 350 m²
31 Lecture hall 0
32 Public refreshments 202 m²
33 Administration and staff areas 869 m²
34 Closed access stacks 1 295 m²
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 4 061 m²
36 Further information Nine levels in total: Special Collections Centre is on the Lower Ground Floor. The Ground Floor entrance level is open to the general public. The upper floors 1-7 contain the modern collections. Access to all collections is via a controlled entry point on the Ground Floor
37 Number of reader seats (total) 1 455
divided into
38 Audiovisual 8
39 Computers 201
40 Seminar room(s) 160
41 Regular 1086
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 23 702 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 13 078
44 Closed access stacks 10 500
45 Compact shelving 10 500 included in 44
46 Audiovisual materials 124
47 Other 0
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 72
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning All air system, using in-direct and direct adiabatic evaporation cooling, coupled with desicant wheel and thermal wheel recovery. Utilises the University CHP system.
50 Heating Supplied through University District Heating System
51 Lighting Class 4 system with Zumptobel controlled system
52 Acoustics Acoustic absorption to control reverberance in the library open areas, all of which are connected to a main central atrium. Acoustic absorption in other spaces such as offices, meeting rooms, classrooms and exhibition space.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators Otis lifts: one goods lift and one passenger lift for library staff only: four public lifts, of which three are triplex glass
54 Book transportation system N/A (manual, trolleys)
55 Theft detection 3M detection system
56 Building management system Trend Controls
57 Type of IT infrastructure The New Library has both wired and wireless network connectivity. The wired network provides switched 1Gbps capacity to the desk, while the ubiquitous 802.11n wireless network provides effective bandwidth of up to 150 Mbps per connection.
58 Other 3M automated returns system