The University Library has entered the final stages of its £20m refurbishment to provide a world-class study environment for students, staff and researchers.
In the JB Morrell Library all the upper floors
are now ready for use with a further 251 spaces available now the first floor
is completed. The facilities include areas for quiet and silent study,
individual studies for undergraduates and postgraduates and rooms for collaborative
and group work. Most desks have power delivered to the desk top and all are
The completion of the refurbishment project in Spring 2012 will also see the opening of the new Library Café with seating for 70 people and free wifi throughout. The Café will open until 7 pm and offer a range of baguettes, paninis and other bakery items as well as fresh coffee.
In the new Harry Fairhurst building four study booths have been installed with more to come later this term. These have a large plasma screen, thin client machine, and connections for three laptops. Screens from any attached machines can be projected onto the plasma, helping with group work and collaboration.
- For up-to-date information and images of work in progress visit www.york.ac.uk/library/libraryrefurbishment/