A major new extension, the East Wing of the Bill Bryson Library creates much needed graduate study and postgraduate research space for the growing student cohort at Durham University. Book collections have been rationalised and printed materials consolidated into controlled access loans, with addressable compact mobile shelving for swift retrieval. Modern, wireless enabled reader spaces are clustered around the perimeter taking advantage of long views. Group rooms, study booths, carrels and eddy spaces provide a variety of student study experiences. An exciting four storey atrium, grand sweeping stair and link bridges connect all levels. Daylight, natural materials and neutral colours create an atmosphere of calm and studious activity.
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