Aston University Library

Aston University Library is on four floors and contains over 250,000 books, 800 current printed periodicals and has over 700 reader places. It provides online access to over 40 electronic databases and more than 3,400 electronic journals. The Library is open 24 hours a day to Aston students and staff during term time.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Aston University Library refurbishment opened in 2010, greatly enhancing the study, social, access and group work space.

The ground floor of the Library is a dedicated social study space, ideal for group work. The seating caters for groups of different sizes and includes flexible meeting ‘pods’, and a new café area has been added, offering students a  great environment in which to work together comfortably and productively on projects.

The North-facing glass façade allows in more natural light and the thermal performance has been improved through cavity wall insulation and an upgrade of materials used in the building. The Library is now linked to Aston’s highly efficient Combined Heat and Power Plant.

Phase 2

Phase 2 refurbished the second and third floors of the Library. The remodelled Library, with its iconic glass façade and bright interior was competed in October 2013.

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