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Library Details
Basic Information
Type
University library
Year of opening
2014
Total Cost
9,035,000 EUR
Location/Address
University / Institution
UCL Université catholique de Louvain
Address
Place Louis Pasteur 2
1348 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium
Project Story
Main Motications and Objectives

The new project aims to integrate the classical Library services and ressources and a new Learning center with facilities for teaching, research and social activities.

Characteristics/Description

The new Library is located in the University Campus of Louvain-la-Neuve close to the faculties desserved and student housing.

Renovation project, the former building has been entirely open and refurbished: strengthening structures, new glass façades and lightening, new locals, new furnitures, access, tc.

Publications
Awards
New Project Data
Type
Renovation
Competition
Yes / 2012
Architect/s
  • Université catholique de Louvain - CEIU: Cellule d'études immobilières et urbaines

Total Floor Area
6,330 m2
Floor Area Open to Public
Shelving Capacity Open Stacks
4,400 linear meters
Shelving Capacity Closed Stacks
10,300 linear meters
Number of Staff
10 FTE
Total Seating Capacity
450
Group Study Rooms
25
Individual Study Rooms

Opening
Additional Features
Special Rooms

6 seminar rooms of 8-10 pl. for teachers and staff, 19 group works rooms of 4-5 pl. for students.

Special Features
Additional Comments

In 2014 the capacity is 780.000 documents. Staff students not included in staff numbers. Four faculties of the UCL are served by this Library: Sciences, Bioeng.-Agriculture, Polytechnical School, Architecture-Urbanism.