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As part of the first stage of a continual development programme of the Main Library building, phase 1 and 2 will deliver key benefits to every customer of the library. These include:

  • Improved and relocated entrance with disabled access door
  • Welcome desk to greet customers and to provide information help and information
  • Swipe card entry/exit system to improve security of customers, staff and collections and provide much improved wheelchair access
  • Entrance to café with server, vending and outdoor seating
  • Brighter main concourse with direct sight of service desk
  • Improved lighting and digital signage, exhibition space and notice boards
  • New carpet
  • Express access PCs close to entrance
  • Improved service delivery with one-stop-shop for both IT and Library queries
  • Discreet, low-level service desks for one-on-one enquiries
  • Improved self-service facilities including automated self-return and self-check for reserved items
  • Improved automation to free staff up to spend more time helping Library customers
  • Greater variety of study spaces
  • Group study rooms for booking
  • Traditional table and carrel seating
  • Comfortable casual seating
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