A new library is to be built on Woodhouse Lane as part of the University's improvement programme
The new library will provide an inspiring learning space for University of Leeds students, with 1,000 study spaces, areas for group work, quiet and silent study and dedicated IT zones. The building will also house a café and a skills and training area. Over 6000m of books will be located within the building.
Early design plans showing initial concepts will be displayed in the Parkinson Court from 23-26 April, please come to have a look and let us know what you think!
Whilst the library will be open to all users, it will predominantly cater for undergraduate students in years 1 and 2.
The design process has included consultations with student and staff groups, including the Facilities Management and Estates teams. External consultations with Leeds City Council's planning department have begun. The project is currently at concept design stage and the plans are expected to be finalised towards the end of the summer, with building works due to commence in Spring 2013.
The new undergraduate library forms just part of the Library estates improvement plan, due to be completed by 2016.