Posted on Mon 19 Sep 2016 at 16:57 by Lucy Gill
Last week, we said goodbye to our old library and closed the doors for the final time. It was a bit emotional to say the least, degrees have been got, tears have been shed, hearts have been broken and it’s likely that a fair few million pounds worth of meal deals have been eaten there. But, when one door, or library closes, another one opens.
On Monday 19th September, our brand new £60 million facility opens to students. Guild Officers of previous years, and indeed this year too, have had their say into the building of this fantastic facility and we’re confident that it will meet and exceed the needs and expectations of both new and returning students.
Not only is the library functional, with wireless charging ports for our most tech-savvy students and with plug sockets and every desk for our less tech savvy students (me!), it’s also very attractive too. When you next walk past, have a look at the UoB crest hanging at the top of the glass front and when inside make sure you get a desk spot overlooking our beautiful green square and be spurred on in your studying by our faithful friend, Old Joe.
My Top 10 New Library Features:
Big comfy furniture - for when you just need to curl up with a book (or a nap!)
Phone, laptop and tablet charging ports at every desk and even in some of the above furniture.
A brand new spacious and bright café overlooking our main university square
Glass walled group study rooms (so when you’ve been there for hours you don’t feel like you’ve lost touch with the real world)
99 clean, fresh & graffiti free, toilets
Just one main and accessible entrance, for use by all.
Solar control blinds, so the blinds close for you when it get bright (IF it gets bright)
Water fountains on every floor!
And finally, air ventilation (returning students will know the struggle!) that works to control the temperature of the room in a way this is good for our environment.
I’m sure you’ll have your own fave things about the library, tweet us and let us know what they are, we’d love to hear from you.