Ground Floor Disruption in April

As part of the Library building extension works, the contractor will be constructing some hoarding on the ground floor outside the Reference office.

Library G/F Hoarding plan for April 2010
Library G/F Hoarding plan for April 2010

The hoarding is so that the workers can start building the connection between the existing ground floor, and the extension. This connection is more complex than on LG floors, as the window wall needs to be retained, and some doors need to be installed.

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Construction and Disruption on LG1 Extended for 2 Months

In order to combine a second project involving overhead duct replacements, the North end of LG1 will remain blocked off for an additional 2 months, until the end of January 2010.

The Library apologizes for the added inconvenience.

For details of the area involved, please refer to the post “Fall Term Construction and Disruption on LG1“.

Information Commons Improvement Project

The Library has launched an Information Commons Improvement Project to enhance the current phase of the IC. The improvements will be implemented by Fall 2009.

The focus of the project will be on:

  • More workstations and space for group work
  • Comfortable seating for notebook users
  • Teaching and presentation room
  • Redesigned area for public stations
  • Consolidated service desks
  • Multifunction photocopier

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Library Building Projects

With the upcoming “3-3-4” change to Hong Kong’s educational system, and the associated major increase in the number of students attending HKUST, various campus expansions and construction projects are now underway. One of these will be an extension on the North side of the Library building. Three of the Library’s five floors will be extended, along with the two floors below the Library. We expect that the groundbreaking for this extension will occur this Fall, with construction continuing for about two years.

We must also ask for your patience and understanding over the next couple of years. The Library will work with FMO and the construction contractors to limit the impact of the noisy works which will be occurring, but there will undoubtedly be times when you find your Library studies disturbed. When this happens please contact Library staff, who will do what they can to assist you – whether to find you a quieter area to study or perhaps to provide disposable earplugs.

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