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Summer 2008 building work: A model for UCL Learning Laboratories

Phase 1

UCL Library Services undertook extensive refurbishment of the ground floor of the UCL Science Library (DMS Watson Building) from June to September 2008. With the generous support from the Wolfson Foundation, UCL Library Services now houses a UCL Learning Laboratory, which will serve as a model for all libraries in the UCL family of libraries.

Photographs of the Learning Laboratory

Benefits to UCL Library Services users include:

  • The entrance lobby has been widened and improved with a new Membership desk and a separate security office
  • The computer cluster has been extended with 30 new postgraduate cluster computers
  • Wheelchair users benefit from a new automated gate to access the Library
  • From the entrance lobby, two sets of glazed double doors invite users into the Learning Laboratory
  • To facilitate group study, the Learning Laboratory accommodates 11 new soft seating clusters and a group study area, enabled with RoamNet wireless network, for up to 44 users
  • 5 self-service terminals can be used for book issues and returns
  • A new issue & enquiry desk
Photographs of the Learning Laboratory
Plan of the Learning Laboratory
Plan of the UCL Science Library's Learning Laboratory

Last modified 5 December 2008

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