Renovation @ Run Run Shaw Library
Phase 1: Before Renovation
Phase 1: Before Renovation
Renovation: Phase One
Renovation: Phase One
Renovation: Phase OneRenovation in Progress
Renovation in Progress
12 Feb 2008
Library Forum: "Learning Commons - A Closer Look" - more information....
5 Nov 2007
Completion of Library Renovation íV Phase One - more information....

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is an ideal common space that brings together library, technology and other campus services to facilitate individual study, collaborative research and social interaction.

In designing the space, the Library takes reference from successful cases of other libraries and advice from library experts and architects. Facilities enhancing interactive learning such as a user education room and a cyber cafe, will be included. In creating the Learning Commons, more library offices and collections will be relocated in order to open up more space.

New services and facilities listed out in the following will be provided to our users in separated phases.
Features of Learning Commons

 One-stop Shop

 Central Platform

 Targeting the staff and student of the whole University campus

 Provide combined IT, media and reference services and help

 Provide dynamic, multi-function, open and flexible learning environment

 Provide space and facilities for:

 group/team studying and learning

 collaborative learning and initiatives

 promoting learning creativity
Learning Commons in Run Run Shaw Library

 Combined Ref & IT help

 Information booth

 Subject zoning

 Noise level controlled zoning

 Collaborative learning:

 Presentation practice room

 Group viewing room

 Group discussion room

 Writing Lab

 Informal learning environment

 Living room concept

 Art and cultural display
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