Images

Images

Sydney Jones Library 01

Stairs

Sydney Jones Library 06

Shelving and Workstations

Sydney Jones Library 05

Comfortable Seating Areas

Sydney Jones Library 04

ICT Suite

Sydney Jones Library 03

Entrance turnstiles and Stairs

Sydney Jones Library 02

Exterior by Night

Description

Description

Phase 1: The redesign of the University's former Senate House Building Abercromby Wing, opened in 1966, and the construction of a new building to link it with the existing Sydney Jones Library Grove Wing.

Phase 2: The refurbishment of the Sydney Jones Library, designed by Basil Spence and opened in 1976. The Sydney Jones is the library serving the faculties of Arts and Social and Environmental Studies.

The project commenced in 2006 and was completed in September 2008.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

15200 m2

Floors

4

Architect

Shepheard Epstein Hunter

Building contractor

Wates Construction

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Cafe/refreshment areas, Group study spaces, Meeting rooms, Provision of special materials, Public address system, Specialist subject collections

External features

Landscaping

Internal features

Design features, Structural

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access between floors, Access to building, Access within building, Assistive technology, Furniture height, Parking

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Desk Centre

Services and facilities suppliers

Sentry, Nordplan, 3M

IT provision

Internet access, Laptop points, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 400

Seats/study places

810

Stock

1,200,000