Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 8394 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 2287 sq. metres [2287 m² open access services; 249 m² 24 hours access reading room]
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual 148 sq. metres [on the 4th floor, consisting in furniture using space division; space usage for 6-10 students]
27 Computers 769 sq. metres [on the 4th floor, 180 PCs]
28 Special collections 191 sq. metres [for standards and patterns, considering the technical profile of the university: 60 m² controlled access to old books]
29 Seminar room(s) 98 m2, in 5 small groups study rooms
231 m2, in 26 study carrels for teaching staff
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 333 sq. metres
31 Lecture hall 102m² 2 distance learning rooms, 123 m² multifunctional room
32 Public refreshments 117 sq. metres
33 Administration and staff areas 538 sq. metres [situated in the basement and on ground floor]
34 Closed access stacks 1476 sq. metres [divided in two levels, basement and ground floor]
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 1418 sq. metres [corridors, stairs, lifts, toilets; 250m² technical spaces; 34m² book store; 133m² parking space]
36 Further information 6 levels: 2 administrative and 4 dedicated to the public, housing the modern collections, and the IT space.
37 Number of reader seats (total) 814
divided into
38 Audiovisual 76
39 Computers 180
40 Seminar room(s) 77
41 Regular 481
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 13736 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 2996 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks 10850 linear metres
45 Compact shelving 10850 linear metres [equal to 44 (all closed access stacks are equipped with compact shelves)]
46 Audiovisual materials 115 linear metres
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 64
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning See 50
50 Heating Supplied by the building’s own heating plant
51 Lighting Controlled by a Merten KNX/DALI system, integrated in the building power distribution monitoring system; special lighting on each desk.
52 Acoustics Sound system: Bosch
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators 2 lifts
54 Book transportation system 2 elevators, trolleys
55 Theft detection Anti-Intrusion system: Honeywell -Novar
56 Building management system Fire Alarm; Fire Extinguish; Voice Alarm; Access Contro; Data - Voice; CCTV; Power Monitoring System
57 Type of IT infrastructure IP network 800 Gbps traffic capacity (1Gbps access with 10GE uplinks); ubiquitous wireless: 802.11/a/b/g - efective bandwidth of 20Mbps
58 Other 3M RFID automated loan and return system, 3M RFID protection system