University Library Extension

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The building was handed over to the University on 22 December 2006 and the new entrance was opened to students and staff on 8 January 2007. An article about the new extension, published at the beginning of 2008 by the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, is now available on the Library website. You can read the article and associated footnotes.

Official Opening

The new extension was officially opened by crime fiction writer P. D. James on Wednesday 31 January 2007.

  • Enlarged IT area, with 250 desktop computers
  • Full Wireless capability on all floors
  • Group study rooms
  • Teaching rooms with hands-on training and presentation facilities
  • Designed to minimise energy usage and environmental impact
  • Assisted natural ventilation system
  • Rainwater harvesting