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ILL USTRATION ARKI TEMA ARCHI TEC TS PHO TOS STAMERS KON TOR T E ACHING / S TUDY EN VIRON MEN T From quiet room to information station It is many years since a library was simply a place where people sat alone at their desks, concentrating intently behind piles of books and journals. Computers and digital news media have long since taken over, most work is done in groups, and student life goes on at full speed—and volume—in the once silent space. DTU Library on Lyngby Campus comprises four storeys. Printed books and journals are kept on the newly renovated basement level, the first floor has been converted into an open study landscape featuring monitors and group work areas, and the second floor is given over to quiet study and group work in closed rooms. The follow on-screen events with the aid of headphones. On a slightly smaller stage, departments and others can present study programmes, exciting research projects, innovation initiatives etc. The areas along the walls will accommodate cosy meeting places, student associations and an exit to the garden. Longer opening hours The digital library is already open 24/7, and the opening hours of the physical library have now also been extended. On weekdays, it will be open until midnight (i.e. 8 a.m.–midnight) and during a number of the high-intensity study weeks, it will be open 24 hours a day. Marianne Vang Ryde renovation plan has now reached the ground floor. See you in the marketplace The ground floor is being converted into a giant information marketplace with plenty of room for exchanging knowledge, ideas and inspiration—a concept developed by Martin Vigild, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Affairs, and the students themselves. The central floor area is occupied by a stage used for various events. It features a giant screen that can be used, for example, to show what’s on at one of the University’s many sites in Denmark, or to stream lectures. Library users can sink down in comfortable bean bags and The DTU library in Lyngby is being transformed from the ‘quiet room’ of yesteryear into the thriving student environment of tomorrow. Illustration of the new layout of the ground floor of DTU Library. 16 Technical University of Denmark


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