Last year, we reported that as part of space planning for the 3-3-4 migration, the Library proposed converting most of the current LG1 floor into a 24-hour-capable expanded Learning Commons environment, as part of a swapping arrangement involving the provision of space in the building expansion.
At the request of our users and the HKUST Students’ Union, the Library is installing laptop holders in all of the toilet stalls in the building. This will better meet your need for laptop security when you need to use the restroom.
Currently there is a demonstration unit installed in the middle stall of the 1/F Men’s toilet, which can be seen in this image. A few changes have been made in this design, and we hope to have the rest installed before the final examination period.
In a recent poll on the Library website, 84% of respondents voted for additional power sockets for reading tables and in the group study rooms. In response to user demand, the Library has recently added 75 power strips to reading tables throughout the Library.
Every study room now has power available at the table, along with about 60 reading tables in open study areas.