Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 24400 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 9749 sq. metres
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual Half of the group study rooms are equipped with a wall mounted screen as well as the training rooms.
27 Computers No separate rooms for computers apart from training rooms, computers are integrated in other areas.
28 Special collections 2500 meters. 1800 of these are the rare book collection housed in a room with extra security and regulated humidity.
29 Seminar room(s) 3 training rooms and 40 group study rooms including one allergy room and two for users with disabilities.
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 100 sq. metres [A flexible area for events and exhibitions serving as reading/group study area when not in use for exhibitions.]
31 Lecture hall
32 Public refreshments Coffee shop just outside the library entrance.
33 Administration and staff areas 680 sq. metres
34 Closed access stacks 8524 sq. metres
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 435 sq. metres
36 Further information Five levels altogether, two of them are public levels
37 Number of reader seats (total) 1386
divided into
38 Audiovisual 160 [Half of group study rooms have a wall mounted screen (100 seats), and training rooms have 60 seats.]
39 Computers 120 [70 computer places for sitting down, 50 for standing]
40 Seminar room(s) 290 [60 places in 3 training rooms, 230 in 40 group study rooms including one allergy room, two for disabled users.]
41 Regular 1030
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 42396 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 12864 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks 29532 linear metres
45 Compact shelving 17267 linear metres [included in 44]
46 Audiovisual materials
47 Other ca 30 m2 for maps, archives, works of art, various
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library No change to present.
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Automatic controlled and supervised air handling units, with heat recovery, heating and cooling coils.
50 Heating A water-based heating system. Heat is supplied from a substation, delivered through underground pipes to heat exchanger in the building.
51 Lighting Main lighting: fluorescent tube, controlled by presence.
52 Acoustics Absorbent ceiling. Wall to wall carpet. Some areas have absorbent partitions.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators Three public lifts, three service lifts.
54 Book transportation system No
55 Theft detection Yes
56 Building management system Automatic control& supervising of technical systems. Energy consumption measured per hour. Fire& evacuation alarms. Automatic fire-fighting equipment in most areas.
57 Type of IT infrastructure LAN 1Gbit/s WLAN 802.11n
58 Other Outside awning (blinds)