Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 3529 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 3025 sq. metres
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual
27 Computers There are workstations on every floor
28 Special collections
29 Seminar room(s) 41 sq. metres
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space None in the new Library
31 Lecture hall None in the new Library
32 Public refreshments None in the new Library
33 Administration and staff areas 228 sq. metres
34 Closed access stacks 197 sq. metres
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 1500 sq. metres
36 Further information All 5 levels are open to the public except the staff area on level 5. A locked store is situated on level 2.
37 Number of reader seats (total) 357
divided into
38 Audiovisual
39 Computers 192
40 Seminar room(s) 20
41 Regular 165
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 7133 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 5722 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks 1589 linear metres
45 Compact shelving 4470 linear metres [Included in 44 and 45]
46 Audiovisual materials Not shelved separately
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 35
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning The building allows for natural ventilation but has also been designed with mechanical ventilation to keep the building temperature constant.
50 Heating The building has thermal insulation to reduce the heat loss, heat pumps preheat the building heating system.
51 Lighting The building uses natural light during the day with the benefit of shading from the building.
52 Acoustics
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators There are two lifts in the Library.
54 Book transportation system
55 Theft detection There are security gates at the entrance of the Library on level 5.
56 Building management system
57 Type of IT infrastructure
58 Other