UCL Library Services Learning Laboratory Phase 2 04

View of the ISD HelpDesk and group study area

UCL Library Services Learning Laboratory Phase 2 03

Students at the ISD HelpDesk

UCL Library Services Learning Laboratory Phase 2 02

Laptop-enabled study carrels

UCL Library Services Learning Laboratory Phase 2 01

Entrance to the Science Library



The Learning Laboratory phase II project completes the vision for the ground floor of the UCL Science Library. Works were completed for the start of the 2009-2010 academic year. New facilities include:

* 3 additional turnstiles at the entrance. There are now 4 entry gates and 2 exit gates.

* 4 new group study areas to the south of the ground floor area, with whiteboards and 32inches LCD screens to allow flexibility of use and presentations.

* A new ISD Helpdesk and a new Library enquiry desk.

* Re-arranged photocopier area with integration of 2 new seated E-Journals terminals and 5 new seated library catalogues adjacent to the enquiry desk.



The Building

The Building

Type of library

Campus/site library


3531 m2





Building contractor

ITC Concepts

The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Audiovisual/Multimedia areas, Group study spaces, Public address system, Services to particular groups

External features

Art works

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

General, Lighting

Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building, Equipment controls: location, Furniture height, Signage / guiding

Interior designer


Furniture suppliers

Forza, John Pulsford Associates (JPA), Spaceoasis

Services and facilities suppliers

SB Electronic Systems

IT provision

Electronic information displays, General, Internet access, Laptop points, Public access terminals, RFID, Self service circulation, WiFi, Number of public computer terminals: 206

Seats/study places