The library team is delighted to welcome you back in our usual facilities on the ground floor of the library building.
We made a video to show you what we have been up to in the last couple of months and what you’ll find in the refurbished library:
Now you’ll find the entrance to the library on the left hand side of the corridor in the middle, which is called Avenue.
Opening hours / Service hours
Due to lacking demand we will reduce our staffing hours for the circulation desks in the evening. This will be compensated by security personel. Our opening hours remain the same. To the opening and service hours.
What’s new in the library building?
The library will now be entered through an automatic sliding door, which will help to regulate the flow of visitors. The Avenue will lead to the library and offer a space for encounters and interactions. The entrance to the library and the HSG shop are located to the left of the Avenue. To its right library you will find the library’s offices as well as rooms for consultations and events.
Connection to the Learning Center
At the bottom of the Avenue an exit with a covered walkway to the Learning Center (starting spring term 2022).
Consultation and event corners
The nooks on the right hand side of the Avenue have a hybrid function. They can serve to hold small events as well as the consultations of the PC tutor and the Writing Lab.
The HSG-Shop has moved and is now presenting ist exclusive offerings of university merchanndise in the library building’s avenue. This goes hand in hand with extended opening hours. More about the HSG-Shop.
The renovations have brought about several changes that are not visible to visitors:
- Installation of sound absorbant cladding in the B-Mensa to reduce noise levels.
- Installation of earthquake-proof walls.
- Replacement of all windows including overhead lights and in the pyramid for improved climate control.
- Fitting all study spaces in the Audimax with plug sockets.
- Replacement of floor coverings in the library.
- Installation of photovoltaic system.
- Installation of a new heating system, new ventilation, and new electrical distribution.
- New sanitary facilities in the library.
What’s new in the library?
Not only the library’s entrace has been moved around, the information area too was rearranged. The circulation desk can now be partitioned off and our reading lounge is getting ist own area.
Replacement of shelves
Our 30 year old shelves had to make space for a new generation – this time on wheels! Around 9000 meters of media had to be moved from the old shelves to their new homes. We also optimised the signage.
New study spaces for PhD and Masters students
The special study places for PhD and Masters students were given a new and unified home on the upper floor. These 40 spaces offer a guaranteed desk in a quiet learning and working environment and come with a personal locker in the library. More on study space.
The Master and PhD study spaces have received a plant concept by Oxygen at Work, a HSG spin-off. The greenery will provide the reading room with an optical refresher and improved air quality. Plants will also complement the library’s information area.
New at HSG library
New acquisitions are now displayed in a compact manner in the reading room. Show location with the Media Scout.
Best-Readers & exhibitions
As before we will display new fiction books in our all new information area. But as our business is not selling you books but lending them to you they will now be called Best-Readers. Together with changing exhibitions our Best-Readers will be displayed in our reading lounge.
Our Media Scout prepares you optimally to navigate the new setting. We are looking forward to your visit.