Edward Boyle Library re-opens

The newly refurbished section of the Edward Boyle Library re-opened today, providing our students and researchers with superb new facilities for study and collaboration.


The first phase offers 1,000 study spaces, including group and individual study areas, plus a Research Hub on level 13. The original architecture has been preserved, but key services, carpets and furniture have been replaced. With the atrium restored, and desking and shelving remodelled, the EBL feels lighter and more spacious. The original colour scheme has been revived – and Red Route will look somewhat redder! 

The EBL top floor, level 13, has been turned into a Research Hub for postgraduates and researchers, with group and social spaces which encourage interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration, as well as plenty of individual study spaces.

The Vice-Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, said: "The Edward Boyle Library has been beautifully restored. Once again, it is an inspirational building with impressive study facilities and wonderful views across campus. The Research Hub for postgraduates will be particularly welcomed by this growing community on campus." 

The refurbishment of the rest of the library continues, with completion due in early 2017. When complete, the EBL will offer over 2,000 seats to students and provide a café on level 9. More details can be found on the Library website.

For further information about the refurbishment project, please see the campus developments website.

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