UK: Leeds University Plans to Build New £27.5m ($43.6m) Library
From Leeds University:
A new ‘flagship’ Library for the University of Leeds has been approved by planners.
Work on the site is scheduled to begin in July, with a view to the library opening its doors to students in early 2015.
The library will have 1000 study spaces, most with power points to support laptop use, and WiFi throughout the building. The plans also include around five kilometres of shelving to accommodate core textbooks, two training rooms, an attractive café, and over 170 fixed PCs.
“The new Library will provide our students with a state-of-the-art, high-quality study environment,” said the University’s Librarian Stella Butler. “It will have attractive, flexible and varied spaces to accommodate different learning styles, and is designed to support group work through appropriate spaces and integrated technology, as well as providing a large number of seats for silent study.”
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