Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 30600 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 12700 sq. metres [open access services: all areas, except for closed stacks and the library administration area]
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual 777 sq. metres [Media center with work-places for using, creating and editing media, audio and video studios and a cross media editorial team]
27 Computers 512 sq. metres [2 seminar rooms (computers, laptops), catalogue computers, 2 PC pools, lendable tablet PC, iMacs and Macs (Media center), presentation screens]
28 Special collections 255 sq. metres [Special reading room for historical collections and other collections worthy of protection]
29 Seminar room(s) 272 sq. metres [2 seminar rooms, 2 seminar rooms in Media Center]
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space exhibition spaces in parlatory
31 Lecture hall 277 sq. metres [multi-purpose hall for exhibitions and events, 200 seats]
32 Public refreshments 503 sq. metres [The cafeteria in the foyer is part of the library’s using concept („learning lounge“), in summer time additional outdoor service]
33 Administration and staff areas 4050 sq. metres [instead of individual offices predominantly open space office environments]
34 Closed access stacks 11580 sq. metres [2 closed access stacks (basement floors 2 and 3)]
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 9930 sq. metres
36 Further information 9 floors (3 basement floors, 7 public floors)
37 Number of reader seats (total) 1700
divided into
38 Audiovisual 30
39 Computers 46
40 Seminar room(s) 4
41 Regular 1700
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 4430000 volumes
43 Open access stacks 230000 volumes
44 Closed access stacks 3500000 volumes
45 Compact shelving not yet identified, partially included in 44, additional compaction is planned
46 Audiovisual materials
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 163
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning mechanical aeration with pre-tempering of the air flow by using spring water and steam. Air supply: cavity floor, ventilation flaps
50 Heating connection to a central steam line
51 Lighting reading areas: energysaving LED system with automatic off-switch
52 Acoustics sound-absorbing system in reading areas and open space offices: specific materials and hole panels at ceilings and walls
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators 6 passenger elevators and 1 extra-large service elevator
54 Book transportation system 2 straight-line elevators (Gilgen), serving all floors
55 Theft detection based on RFID
56 Building management system central building control system
57 Type of IT infrastructure Cat-7
58 Other