Images

Images

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Labs

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Issue Desk

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Group Study

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Entrance

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Description

Description

Set on a high point of the campus, looking over Lough Foyle, the new centre is visually very attractive. Designed to make the most use of natural light it features light wells which create a sense of space. The building arranged in a simple rectangular plan form is accentuated by projecting staircase enclosures. A high degree of energy efficiency is gained through the use of automatically controlled louvre panels, among other features. Solar shading has been incorporated, providing further layering and interest to the prominent facade.

Information Skills Centre with 55 seats for user education, short loan collection, 20 network connections for laptop users, cafe providing refreshments with attractive views over Lough Foyle, rare books room with envioronmentally controlled conditions for the Magee and Derry and raphoe Diocesan collections.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Campus/site library

Size

3800 m2

Floors

3

Architect

Todd Architects

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Cafe/refreshment areas, Specialist subject collections

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

Energy conservation, Structural factors

Accessibility provision

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Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Laptop points, Public access terminals, Internet access, Number of public computer terminals: 235

Seats/study places

480

Stock

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