The East Wing opens at the Main Library
(23 April 2012)
The Main Library's four-storey East Wing extension has opened, providing 500 additional study spaces in advance of the University's examination period.
Offering a range of group and individual study areas, the East Wing extension is a 42% increase on the size of the existing Library building.
The new East Wing study areas are specifically designed so that you can use both print and electronic resources. Each study space has power connections, with full wireless network access.
The new silent reading room will ensure total peace and quiet for individual study and research. The East Wing offers six large study rooms, allowing groups of up to eight people to work on assignments and presentations using projection equipment. 21 individual study rooms have also been created, taking the total number of study rooms in the Main Library to 30.
Until 27 May 2012, Library 24/7 opening hours are in operation at the Main Library, ensuring that the extra East Wing study spaces are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the run up to exams.
Although construction work is complete and the East Wing has opened for use there is still work to be done. To avoid disrupting students revising for their exams, further developments will only take place after the University examination period has ended in June 2012.
For more information about the East Wing and summer building developments at all Library sites, visit:http://www.durham.ac.uk/library/developments