Description

Description

The LRC contains 900 networked study desks in which 300 have already been equipped with PC's plus 12 network connections for laptop users. There are 1,200 study spaces in total, 100,000 journal volumes and access to CD's, DVDs and videos, all housed on 1,500m of shelving.

There are 11 networked group study rooms, 5 of which can accommodate 12 users and 6 can accommodate 6 users as well as an Information Skills Centre capable of accommodating up to 40 users.

Video Conferencing facilities.

People with a disability have access to all areas of the LRC and are supported by appropriately situated adaptive technologies

Flexible design allows for future internal alteration to satisfy the changing needs in library provision. Every effort has been made to make the building efficient, economical to run and secure. Lighting of the book stack areas is 'on-demand' and it is populated with environmentally-friendly PCs selected for their low noise and heat output

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

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Size

6099 m2

Floors

2

Architect

Robinson & McIlwaine

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Group study spaces

External features

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Internal features

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Energy efficiency

Lighting

Accessibility provision

Access within building, Assistive technology

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

Seats/study places

1200

Stock

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