Our Library extension is open


A view of individual study spaces on B floor of the library extension, with the living wall in the background.
Library extension, B floor study space

We are delighted to announce the opening of our library extension this week.

Plans for the extension were developed in partnership with students and staff from across the University and it will provide additional space to study, connect and collaborate right at the heart of the campus.

We are particularly excited about the three living walls, that together with our library tree Norma, provide a calm and relaxing environment as well as illustrating the University’s commitment to the environment and sustainable approaches to working.

Additional individual study spaces and group study rooms have been made available within the current guidance provided for social distancing and more will be made available as soon as we are able to do so. All study space in the library is bookable so users can plan their visits in advance, details for booking are available on our study space booking page.

Alongside spaces to study, the extension includes a supported learning area on B floor where members of our Learning Development and Faculty Librarians teams will be offering development activities and support in the future.

On the ground floor, collaborative research and engagement spaces including an exhibition and events space, will provide exciting opportunities for a range of activities. As the University is able to open up spaces in line with Government guidelines, we will be preparing these spaces for use.

The variety of spaces and facilities in the extension will benefit all our University communities and help us realise the ambitions we have identified in our vision, The Library Towards 2025.

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