Central atrium with circular ramp and glass lifts to facilitate circulation around the building.
Double height lower ground study area housing over 200 computers. 50 kilometres of shelving help maintain the Library's primarily open access approach. Bookshelves serve a secondary function of absorbing noise in quiet study areas on the perimeter of the building. A user friendly layout with many facilities replicated on each floor and co-ordinated signage throughout. Presence-detection lighting and natural ventilation are designed to achieve energy conservation.
Library, computers, Archive Reading Room and store, group study rooms, photocopying, Training Suites.
Type of library
Fosters and Partner
Features and services
Group study spaces, Teaching rooms
Services and facilities suppliers
Public access terminals, Number of public computer terminals: 200