Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 4825 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 4000 sq. metres
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual
27 Computers 277 sq. metres [3 lecture rooms for Education Students - ICT in the primary classroom - patrons have access when not in use.]
28 Special collections 29 sq. metres [Compact shelving, temperature and humidity controlled. There is a Special Collections Reading Room next door that is 12.764 sq.meters]
29 Seminar room(s) 66 sq. metres [2 Seminar Rooms (34 and 32 sq.m) - one for College staff the other is used for student group study.]
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 140 sq. metres [Ground Floor Space with a steel grid along one wall to accommodate hanging exhibitions.]
31 Lecture hall 195 sq. metres [The lecture Hall is on the ground floor and used for public lectures. It has 180 seats.]
32 Public refreshments 269 sq. metres [Coffee Shop and seating area (mixture of cafe tables and chairs and soft seating) on the ground floor.]
33 Administration and staff areas 225 sq. metres [6 Separate staff areas spread over 3 floors - Reception Desk Area, Technical Services, Information Services and Senior Staff Offices.]
34 Closed access stacks 29 sq. metres [Only closed access stacks are held in Special Collections Room.]
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc.
36 Further information The building has 4 levels, all public. There are staff offices on all floors excluding top floor.
37 Number of reader seats (total) 477 [80 are on ground floor and open to the public
Includes soft / modular / couches / reading chairs.]
divided into
38 Audiovisual
39 Computers 192 [82 computers in the ICT rooms and 26 computers spread over three floors.
84 available in ICT rooms]
40 Seminar room(s) 30 [1 seminar room is bookable by all College staff, students are permitted to book the other online for study sessions.]
41 Regular 230 [Excluding 80 on ground floor and 63 other types - sofas, soft chairs and beanbags.]
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 3700 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 3450 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks No other closed access stack other than compact shelving listed below.
45 Compact shelving 250 linear metres [Housing Special Collections (Pre 1880) material in a temperature controlled room.]
46 Audiovisual materials 10 linear metres
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 14 [No extra staff employed to operate the new library]
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Air conditioning plant on the roof supplies air via underfloor mechanical ducts to raised access floor plenum on each level.
50 Heating Heating is controlled via room temperature sensors located around the building and linked back to the building management system.
51 Lighting Artificial lighting is provided via T5 lamp type with high frequency ballast, with automatic control systems.
52 Acoustics Acoustic design targets used to control external noise intrusion, internal sound insulation, room acoustics and noise emission.
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators 1 elevator for staff / public/ and freight.
Central staircase
54 Book transportation system Book Trolleys using elevator
55 Theft detection Integrated Security management and access control system - RFID.
56 Building management system Yes
57 Type of IT infrastructure 1Gb Internet (soon to be 10GB)
10Gb cat. 6 LAN
WiFi available everywhere (Eduroam and Guest)
58 Other Self Issue - all stock RFID.