Partner the NUS community to advance scholarship & research
Aligned with our mission, the space transformation will catalyse experiential learning, research, discovery, knowledge creation, and collaboration
Ideation for the renovation works started in the fourth quarter of 2014. The initial scope was defined taking into consideration ideas for improvement and background information such as day-to-day operations of the Library.
Library users were engaged via focus group discussions, surveys, interviews, and observations to gather their feedback and ideas on future facilities and services. A study trip to leading academic libraries overseas was conducted to ensure we are sensitive to global trends. Library staff were also involved in service design and user experience workshops to generate more ideas. By the first quarter of 2017, using all the data gathered, the transformation plan was shaped.
Employ smart building design for environmental sustainability
Facilitate maximum use of space through flexible and adaptive spaces
Use natural lighting wherever possible
Provide mobile furniture to allow users to create their own spaces
Consolidate collections for better environmental control
Provide collaborative and discussion areas equipped with monitors and writable surfaces