Technical Information

a floor area (24-35)
24 Total gross floor area 7172 sq. metres [Including 303 m² of new closed stores in the neighboring building.]
divided into
25 Open access services 3770 sq. metres [On 5 levels open to publics, including large open spaces, special rooms and collections.]
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual 64 sq. feet [2 rooms of 8-pl. and 2 rooms of 4-5 pl. equipped with flat sreen
1 visioconference room of 18 pl.]
27 Computers 72 sq. metres [Fully equipped with 19 PCs and data projector, 15 more in various places of the Library and Learning center.]
28 Special collections 197 sq. metres [Maps collection and special collection about Congo.]
29 Seminar room(s) 288 sq. metres [6 seminar rooms of 8-10 pl. for teachers and staff, 19 group works rooms of 4-5 pl. for students.]
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space 172 sq. metres [Exhibition area dedicated to posters (seminar of research, activities for students) and cultural activities.]
31 Lecture hall 205 sq. metres [3 rooms of 41 pl. with data projector.]
32 Public refreshments 70 sq. metres [With 22 high chairs and armchairs, kitchen corners, beverage distributors.]
33 Administration and staff areas 247 sq. metres
34 Closed access stacks 1123 sq. metres [Including 303 m² of new closed stores in the neighboring building.]
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc. 964 sq. metres
36 Further information 6 levels with 5 in public access, excellent WIFI coverage at all levels
37 Number of reader seats (total) 719 [All seats for users, armchairs (117), high chairs included.]
divided into
38 Audiovisual 42 [Rooms with flat screen/audio facilities and visioconference room.]
39 Computers 29 [IT rooms and PC dispacthed in the Library and Learning center.]
40 Seminar room(s) 247 [In seminar rooms, class rooms and group works rooms.]
41 Regular 401
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 13210 linear metres
43 Open access stacks 7580 linear metres
44 Closed access stacks 5620 linear metres
45 Compact shelving
46 Audiovisual materials 10 linear metres
47 Other The map collection occupies special furnitures on 80 m²
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library 10
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning The Library is equipped with a double-flow system ad free-cooling.
50 Heating Static heating connected to the urban network (cogeneration).
51 Lighting LED lighting in hallways and reception desk.
52 Acoustics Acoustic panels (administration, visioconference room).
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators One existing lift given to new standards.
54 Book transportation system -
55 Theft detection Theft gantries ans access control.
56 Building management system Centralized management of heating, flow and solar input.
57 Type of IT infrastructure Fully connected with WIFI and computer sockets coupling to the optical fiber of the University network.
58 Other New double glazing, etc.