Restructuring the library and its services
The Library will restructure our premises during the years 2012 and 2013. Since the new library will work mainly using self-service systems it will also affect the service concept in the future. We are planning to:
|Liberate space in the basement for the Book Collection|
|Weed out unused books
|Furnish the Monograph Hall with places for studying and make it available 24/7
|Use online payments in HANNA
|Move to RFID|
|Restructure the service area
During the project we will publish project updates and pictures on this page. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Update 2012-09-03
During the summer the Library has completed the project to
- refurnish the former book hall
- providing all the books with RFID
- move the book collection down to the Book Cave
In addition, two new lending machines and related ports were installed in new locations, which means that books down in the Book Cave should now be borrowed in the basement and not at the circulation desk. The other lending machine is located on the ground floor near the course book collection. In order to use the machines, please, keep your library card updated!
The newspapers have moved down from the Learning Lab and are now placed in the newspaper corner. An iPad can be found on the table, on which you can - among other things - read the library's over 2000 electronic newspapers.
The lattice door - the new entrance to the library - will soon be equipped with a lock, which means that the door to the large reading room will be open 08-20.
2013 will bring even more changes because the area around the circulation desk will be restructured - a book return machine will be introduced!
We welcome your feedback!
Project Update 2012-05-02
The original plan has undergone many changes since the previous report. Students preferred a quiet library even for the future, and wished to remove sofas in favor of seating that doesn't encourage excessive conversation.
The library thus asked architect Johannes von Martens to deliver a revised drawing in which all sofas have been replaced with normal tables and chairs. The Wing Chairs remain, however (see picture).
RFID conversion will be tested during May and implemented in June. The main collection will be unavailable from June 4th, and coursebooks/newspapers from June 15th. Keep these dates in mind if you intend to borrow books over the summer.
In the mean time, discarded books are still available for free! Pleasesee the back wall in the library's basement.
Project Update 2012-02-03
During the summer, the large room containing the main collection will be converted into a comfortable study area, and RFID technology will be introduced for borrowing books.
Journals in the cellar are currently being moved to an area that will remain locked until the modifications are complete. A heavily reduced main collection will move to the cellar. If you can't find something, please contact staff. (Course books are unaffected and remain where they are now)
Books that are underused or outside of Hanken's scope will either be sent to a remote archive or donated to customers for FREE. Please keep an eye on a shelf at the back of the cellar if you are interested (barcodes are crossed out).
We apologize for any noise or inconvenience during this process.