Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 6480 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services Entrance/Public Areas: 516sqm
Learning/Working Space: 3802sqm
University Archive: 128sqm
Library workroom/ book returns room: 35sqm
Total Net Usable Area: 4875sqm
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual Video Conference Room
27 Computers IT equipped spaces in small clusters across all floors which avoids banks of computers.
28 Special collections University Archives
29 Seminar room(s) 10no. Acoustically screened Group Study Rooms.
2no. Academic Skills Workshop rooms.
Open access to these rooms when not booked.
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space Gallery, Retail and Exhibition space in adjoining Academic Building which are publically accessible.
31 Lecture hall Two lecture theatres in adjoining Academic Building which are publically accessible.
32 Public refreshments Cafe in adjoining Academic Building which are publically accessible.
33 Administration and staff areas Library Staff accommodation is located on the Third Floor of the Library.
34 Closed access stacks Closed access stack are located in the Library Basement. (University Archives)
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 1346 sq. metres [Plant, Toilets, Stairs etc.]
36 Further information 5 levels
37 Number of reader seats (total) 700
divided into
38 Audiovisual 78 [Group Study Rooms]
39 Computers 311
40 Seminar room(s) 72 [Academic Skills Lab]
41 Regular 239
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 5600 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 5180 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks 420 linear metres
45 Compact shelving 420 linear metres [Included in item 44.]
46 Audiovisual materials 30 linear metres [AV Resources integrated.]
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 25 [In addition we employ student workers for shelving duties, IT support and we outsource for staffing cover for extended opening.]
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning Natural ventilation is used where possible, complemented by highly efficient mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. CHYBÍ!
50 Heating A central heating and cooling plant serves the whole development, with high-efficiency boilers and chillers. CHYBÍ!
51 Lighting The brief called for a development of about 16,000m2 with natural daylight for library, seminar and design studio spaces. CHYBÍ!
52 Acoustics Carpets and a ceiling-hung system were used to provide acoustic absorption
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators 2 lifts
54 Book transportation system Bibliotheca Smart Return Book Sorter 300 Series
55 Theft detection Smartgate RFID by Bibliotheca
56 Building management system CHYBÍ!
57 Type of IT infrastructure Each floor is provided with 13A switched socket outlets for connection into wireless LAN equipment within the ceiling void.
58 Other The new building achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. CHYBÍ!