Over the years, it became increasingly obvious that learning activities of the library were being seriously hampered due to space constraints and inadequate facilities. The number of new learning resources in the collection kept increasing but could not be housed in the existing library. The ever-increasing circulation transactions and the growing number of library visitors' statistics clearly indicated that the current library space was over-utilized.
The utmost requirement of the library calls for symmetrical changes in the alignment of the library's arrangement, more seating capacity and functional areas for all types of library activities, more workstations for users and staff alike. This is the only way to meet the diverse and rapidly increasing information requirements of users. In view of the projected increase in the student body from 4000 to 10,000 over the next eight-ten years, a separate building for a fully-functional library and learning center, equipped with ultra-modern and cutting edge facilities, is a must.
The New Building
The new library building has been planned according to changing technological trends and learning styles. The focus is on new forms of use by the students, faculty and other members. Spaces for group work, multi-media learning, and interactive/flexible learning are envisaged. The building layout has clear distinction between learning areas and research areas. Dedicated spaces for e-learning and e-research projects are the hallmark of this project. gration of e-learning technologies in the learning process.
Library New Building
The new facility will carry the legacy of conventional research library functions and an ultra-modern learning center that emphasizes the creation of dynamic learning environment and operates with the student at the center, not around collections. The Learning Center is considered as an evolution of the library.
Key Objectives of New Space Design
- To design the facility based on learning principles that support social and active learning strategies with emphasis on human-centered design
- To create an attractive, modern, aesthetically appealing and inviting place for learners
- To create more pleasant, spacious, functional and state-of-the art facilities that encourage the use of devices that enrich learning