Images

Images

UCL Library Services Main Library North Junction 07

View towards corridor

UCL Library Services Main Library North Junction 06

Mezzanine view away from bay windows

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Mezzanine view towards bay windows

UCL Library Services Main Library North Junction 04

Mezzanine view towards bay windows

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View towards corridor

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Shelving and view towards bay windows

UCL Library Services Main Library North Junction 01

View towards Bay Windows

Description

Description

The reading room accommodating the English and German collections was comprehensively refurbished over summer 2010 thanks to generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation.

The original mezzanine was extended with new glass floored balconies, to provide an additional 12 reader spaces.

All original furniture, including original oak bookcases designed by Richardson, has been sympathetically restored. New furniture has been added to complement the fine space in the Grade 1-listed building. All reader places are now equipped with power and data connections.

The large bay windows in the reading room were refurbished. Bookcases which used to obscure the windows were removed, in order to make best use of natural light in the entire reading room.

A LCD screen has been installed to display a slideshow of information for users.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Central/Main library/LRC

Size

3627 m2

Floors

2

Architect

BDP

Building contractor

Peak Contractors

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Public address system, Specialist subject collections

External features

Nature of site, Shared building

Internal features

Design features, Health and safety provision, Structural

Energy efficiency

Control mechanisms, Energy conservation, General, Heating, Lighting, Materials used, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Access within building, Signage / guiding

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

Forza, MJM Group

Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Electronic information displays, General, Internet access, Laptop points, WiFi

Seats/study places

469

Stock

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