Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 26 000 m²
divided into
25 Open access services 4 500 m²
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual 115 m², room with 12 cabines and a central desk
27 Computers no special rooms but special computer desks, bring your own laptop, wireless access is provided
28 Special collections are digital available
29 Seminar room(s) 668 m², rooms ranging from 65 to 140 m²
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 110 m² and 280 m² on the first floor, here is a special "computer floor" constructed for easy acces to electrical power and data access points
31 Lecture hall no
32 Public refreshments 116 m² canteen for food and (soft) drinks, lunches are served
33 Administration and staff areas 717 m²
34 Closed access stacks 6 500 m shelves in another building
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 350 m² corridors, 150 m² toilets, 420 m² technical rooms
36 Further information the library is situated on 3 levels
37 Number of reader seats (total) 1000
divided into
38 Audiovisual 12
39 Computers 600 in the library
40 Seminar room(s) 8
41 Regular about 400
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 4 300 open shelving and 6500 closed shelving
43 Open access stacks 4 300
44 Closed access stacks 6 500
45 Compact shelving no
46 Audiovisual materials 6
47 Other no
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 49
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Balanced mechanical supply and return of air. If necessary, the air is cooled from the WKO of the TU/e. (WKO=warmte/koude opslag = heat and cold storage).
50 Heating The substructure/downstairs/ground floor is heated with radiant heat. The superstructure/upper floor(s) are heated with forced hot air.
51 Lighting Individually adjustable lighting that is also day light dependent. Lights are turned on by hand. Lights will turn off when there is no more movement in the room. (motion sensored)
52 Acoustics Drop ceilings with absorption defined by use (prevention of echoing) and inner walls with acoustic insulation.
(i.e. Drop ceilings engineered to absorb echoing, and inner walls with acoustic insulation.)
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators Energy efficient elevators (5 units), operable from the security booth
54 Book transportation system no special systems
55 Theft detection RFID
56 Building management system LON-/GBS, a campus system
57 Type of IT infrastructure Cables: CAT 6A (for the departmen of Mathematics and Computer Science) and wireless with access points for students.
58 Other