Newcastle University opens a new library building

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    Press Release 8 January 2016. "Welcoming its first visitors on 11 January, the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms will house a variety of digital learning spaces including over 550 study spaces, 220 desktop PCs and areas for group study. It will also offer loanable laptops which will provide easy access to the library’s extensive online collections and Wi-Fi throughout the building. Located adjacent to the Civic Centre on Sandyford Road, the Library Rooms were designed over two years of consultation with students and staff about what they need from a modern library building. The upper level of the library will provide a quiet study space, with ‘living rooms’ to help students to study in relaxed surroundings. The lower level has been designed to facilitate collaborative study and group projects.....Marjorie Robinson was a benefactor to the Library and, after consultation with both staff and students, it was felt that naming the building the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms was an ideal way to acknowledge her generous bequest. She was the wife of Philip Robinson, the Newcastle bookseller, after whom the University’s Robinson Library was named in 1989....."
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    Newcastle University
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