November 22, 2007

Ist images of Floor 1 in the Library

If you haven't had a chance to come over and see for yourself the changes on Floor 1 of the Library here's a quick look at the 1st 2 hours of opening...Floor 1

the comments from visitors so far range from 'WOW!' to 'very impressive' ...but why not come and see for yourself...


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  1. Mycroft Holmes

    My brother new works is most excellent but I couldn’t find the Stilton in the cafe though…

    22 Nov 2007, 15:40

  2. Sherlock

    Now, now Mycroft you know stilton doesn’t agree with you but I’m glad you approve of the new works

    22 Nov 2007, 15:47

  3. Teni

    WOw the new library is fantastic!!

    22 Nov 2007, 18:43

  4. Very New! Very Stylish!

    BUT
    1. Not enough reading tables at all at reading lounge. Back and neck hurting reading.
    2. Check out desks by the entrance are toooooo small.
    3. Funny floor. Just feel weird
    4. Old and not enough lift. Wait and fight for the lift for nearly 5 mins from the 3rd floor to 1st floor.

    22 Nov 2007, 20:47

  5. super cool

    i think its great, i particularly like the MOVEABLE white boards, bright deco and the carpets fab!

    ps i find the stairs a perfectly adequate way of spanning the library floors

    23 Nov 2007, 16:29

  6. James Aldous

    The new library entrace looks really swish and stylish. I particularly appreciate the coffee lounge bar bit. But have you got more books? A stylish library with a coffee bar but without enough copies of core module textbooks just turns into a stylish coffee bar.

    @ Jie Hu

    It’s only a couple of floors. Unless you physically need to use the lifts due to a disability, I’d suggest you take the stairs and leave the lifts to those that need to use the lifts owing to a disability.

    25 Nov 2007, 15:36

  7. Nick Copeland

    The entrance barriers are a problem. There are not enough of them for a start and they are very temperamental. At the moment you are needing 3 staff to manage them because they seem to reject about half the people. I’m sure there is a technique….but most people don’t seem to know it, so you have to queue to get out the library. Hopefully this will improve in time.

    26 Nov 2007, 17:00

  8. Sharon Tuersley

    Nick,

    I appreciate your concerns with the entrance barrier system here in the Library.

    As you are aware, there a limited number of entrance/exit lanes, however, the system installed does provide us maximum flexibility and ability to handle the customer traffic as effectively as possible bearing in mind the constraints on space in this area. The major benefit with this particular system is that we are able to change the ‘direction’ of each lane at any time to accommodate the peaks and troughs in traffic flow. Therefore, should the number of users wishing to exit the Library increase significantly we can increase the number of lanes available to customers exiting by switching one of the lanes set for entrance to exit. A consequence of this approach is that until customers are aware of how to identify which lane to use, indicated by the green arrow or red cross, the changing of the direction of lanes can be confusing. Until this approach is embedded and appreciated, this may also add to the delays at the barriers.

    As with any new installation there can be teething problems. This aside, it is unfortunate that a couple of issues have been identified with this particular aspect of the remodelled floor – one being an intermittent card reader problem. Please be assured we are working together with the suppliers to rectify the issues as quickly as we can. An improvement has already been implemented and I am confident any remaining issue will be resolved in the very near future.

    As you have observed, to support customers in how to use this new system and to smooth the interruption to the traffic flow as much as we can we have increased the staff in this area. However, this aside, I know there have been backlogs on occasions and I am sorry if these have caused any inconvenience to our customers.

    (posted on behalf of Heather Green, Head of Operations Development, Library)

    30 Nov 2007, 08:51

  9. Gregory Maitland

    I like the design of the new library and think it’s important to spend money in this area as it’s so crucial to the success of a university and it’s students. In the early 1970’s Warwick university was criticised for spending so little on it’s library, something like a third of the amount spent on engineering sciences and half the amount spent on physics was dedicated to the library, this was in part due to it’s committment to maintaining it’s links with commerce and industry and gained it the nickname Warwick University Ltd.

    09 Dec 2007, 19:37


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