Comfort by design

Social learning“My biggest problem with the University was the lack of study space in the Library but this  has been resolved by the refurbishment.”

A powerful new air conditioning system allows us to cool the spaces you told us were often too hot in summer and offer a choice of spaces at different temperatures so you can work at a comfortable temperature for you.  When you told us that others were not following the zoning rules, we simplified the zoning system to create clearly distinct spaces for individual silent study and social learning.

We would like to thank you for helping us take such good care of your colleagues and your workspace.  Following concerns you expressed last year, we employ professional cleaning staff for longer than ever before to help keep our busy library a truly pleasant place to work.

We have never seen so many students working so hard, and we have also worked hard to support you.  You have told us every year that you really appreciate the Library opening 24/7. In response, we trialled an even longer extension to 24/7 and opened for longer over the Christmas vacation to allow you to study wherever suits you best until your examinations end.

We observed that you clearly needed more spaces dedicated to group study, and so we moved out of our offices, opened up the Meetings Room, and installed the popular drop-in meeting pods on the ground floor, more than doubling the number of enclosed group study spaces.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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