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Changes in the library facilities

The library facilities are being refurbished in order to better suit our users’ needs and to better accommodate our growing collections. Here you will find information about current projects. Throughout autumn semester 2021, renovation is underway in the Learning Space area of the University Library. We will also begin a major refurbishment of the stacks.

The study environment Learning Space is expanding and developing

Throughout the autumn semester of 2021, we are renovating the facilities in the University Library where Learning Space, the Academic Resource Centre and the text book collection were located. The entire area will be closed during refurbishment.

On the maps below, you can see the specific areas of the library that will be affected by construction and renovation.

A welcoming study environment for students

The aim of the refurbishment is to create a welcoming study environment where students’ needs are essential. It will be effortless to study together here or to just take a break and hang out.

In the new refurbished Learning Space you will find: 

  • More group study spaces and group rooms.
  • A range of both study- and meeting spaces to support your studies, furnished with for example standing tables, armchairs and sofas.
  • Space for lectures and workshops in information searching and academic writing.
  • More functional bookshelves for text books.
  • The Idea box for creative breaks with Lego and board games.
  • A water bottle refill station.

Grand opening during the spring semester 2022

The official opening for the new Learning Space is scheduled for the spring semester 2022. A more exact date will be announced. You are welcome to attend!

The stacks will be refurbished and expanded

During the autumn semester of 2021, we will begin a major refurbishment of the stacks at the University Library. The aim is to create more space for the library collections. This will happen in the first step of the refurbishment:

  • The premises under Learning Space will be converted into a new large public stack.
  • The premises under the library entrance area will be converted into two new closed stacks.

Study spaces during the construction period

As usual, you will find study spaces in the Study hall, above the entrance area and on the Balcony. In addition, the reading rooms and the group study rooms located on the third floor above the Learning Space, will be open throughout the refurbishment. You will find the entrance to these study spaces if you go up one floor from the Lindell Hall by the entrance to the Humanities building. Follow the signs from the University Library entrance.

Be prepared for noise disturbances in the reading rooms and in other areas of the University Library during the refurbishment. Earplugs are available in the library entrance area and in the reading rooms.

Materials from closed stacks must be requested

Some of our collections will not be publicly available during the the refurbishment. Find information about where books and journals are located in the library search tool. Please contact the staff if you need to request materials from the closed stacks.