Description

Description

Library, computing, audio-visual recording and viewing, archive and rare book store, research study facilities, wireless network.

The Library is entered from the ground level foyer of the new UCL SSEES building, with dedicated library stairs and lift linking all floors.

Semi-circular stack floors at first and second levels are in visual contact with reception on the ground floor and the lower-ground stack and reading floor across a fully-glazed lightwell- with glass ceiling over the lower ground. Staff are visible to readers (and vice versa) on three of the four floors, enhancing service and security.

The library is designed for low-energy passive ventilation, and provides a very quiet environment for readers. Lighting is sensor-controlled to balance with daylight, and the library has a raised floor for long-term flexibility.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

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Size

2108 m2

Floors

4

Architect

Short & Associates

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special Services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Group study spaces, Specialist subject collections

External features

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Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

Lighting, Ventilation

Accessibility provision

Access between floors

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

WiFi

Seats/study places

141

Stock

Subject Specialisation: Slavonic and East European Studies