Aberconway Library, All Libraries, Architecture Library, Arts and Social Studies Library, Bute Library, Health Libraries, Law Library, Science Library, Senghennydd Library, Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR), Trevithick Library

New look libraries for 2014

We’ve spent the last three years refurbishing eight of your libraries. We’ve listened to your suggestions, and provided improved facilities and working spaces, based on how you use the libraries.

We’ve picked out some of the highlights below, and you can take a look at the individual library blogs and Twitter feeds to see more photos. Better still, come in and see for yourself!


Aberconway Library


Aberconway Library has improved the ventilation in its Datastream room and first floor quiet study area, replaced the tables and carpets in the main books area, and installed some extra computers, printers and scanners.

Keep in touch with Aberconway Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#aberconway


Arts and Social Studies Building


New ASSL entrance gates (under construction!).

New ASSL entrance gates (under construction!)

Arts and Social Studies Library has a brand new ground floor area, open for business in October 2014. This large-scale refurbishment features a new entrance, self-service kiosks, and an automated book sorter. Work is wrapping up on a new staff working area, and a custom-built short loan and study area. We’ve also improved wheelchair access and temperature control.

Follow the whole story at ASSL’s refurbishment blog: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/assl/

Keep in touch with Arts and Social Studies Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#assl

Upstairs, the Law Library has integrated the Legal Practice Library and Optometry collections.

On the lower ground floor, Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR) has a new entrance, reception desk and mobile shelving, and a seminar room for teaching.

Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR)’s new entrance, with display cases.

SCOLAR’s new entrance, with display cases.

Follow the SCOLAR blog: http://scolarcardiff.wordpress.com/


Bute and Architecture Libraries


Bute Library quiet study area, with study pods.

Bute Library quiet study area, with study pods.

Bute Library has upgraded its media suite area and group study rooms. You asked for comfier seats and power points, so we created a new quiet study area featuring these ‘study pods’. We’ve also refurbished Graphic Services, and several book, journal and newspaper areas.

Read more on the Bute and Architecture Libraries blog: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/buteandarchilibrary/2014/04/25/easter-refurb/

Keep in touch with the Bute Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#bute

Keep in touch with the Architecture Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#architecture


Brian Cooke Dental Library


I spy the new Dental Library group study room.

I spy the new Dental Library group study room.

Brian Cooke Dental Library has new areas for group study and quiet study, including eight new group study rooms. You can move the room dividers to suit your group!

Keep in touch with Brian Cooke Dental Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#dental


Science and Biomedical Sciences Libraries

Science Library before refurbishment.

Science Library during refurbishment…

Science Library after refurbishment.

… Science Library after refurbishment.

Science Library now has power sockets for every desk in the reading room, and increased study space in the foyer.

Read more on the Science Library and Biomedical Sciences Library blog: http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/scienceandbiomedlibrary/2014/08/26/science-library-refurbishment-complete/

Keep in touch with the Science Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#science

Keep in touch with the Biomedical Sciences Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#biomedical


Senghennydd Library

Senghennydd Library’s new study areas.

Senghennydd Library’s new study areas.

Senghennydd Library now has group study rooms, a more accessible entrance, and a ‘Languages For All’ area.

Keep in touch with Senghennydd Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#senghennydd


Trevithick Library

Trevithick Library’s new group study room.

Trevithick Library’s new group study room.

Thanks to a generous donation from a School of Engineering alumnus, Captain Kenneth Nelson, a new group discussion room is being built in the Trevithick Library. Existing group rooms can be used by groups of up to eight people, but the new room will be able to cater for larger groups of ten people or more. The room will also be used for Careers and Employability seminars, and as a quiet space during exam revision periods. The new ‘Nelson Room’ is not quite finished, and is awaiting furniture and installation of a plasma screen with wireless connection.  We hope to be able to open the doors to this new facility close to Christmas 2014.

Keep in touch with Trevithick Library: http://www.cf.ac.uk/insrv/aboutus/connectwithus/libraries.html#trevithick


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