New Library is open
17 September 2020
The new Library is officially open on 16 September and this is the bird’s eye view of the new building
The new Library has more than 2,600 seats for study, four times the capacity of the old one, and has 200,000 books on its shelves
Bookable rooms are available for different learning needs, such as group study and group discussion rooms
The new Library also provides more innovative learning areas, such as the Editing Room, XR Studio, Lego Lab, Makerspace and Research Computer Lab
Each floor has refreshment and recreational areas
16 September: The new Library of UNNC started its trial run and a soft opening ceremony was held. In attendance were special guest Mr. Chris Wood, Consul-General of British Consulate-General Shanghai, and UNNC President Yang Fujia, Provost Nick Miles, Madam Xu, Chair of UNNC Board, and Thomas Murphy, Chief Financial and Planning Officer.
Provost Nick Miles spoke at the ceremony: “I think that this new Library is a bricks-and-mortar demonstration of what UNNC does so well. That is, our student experience is paramount - nothing is more important to us than making our campus an inspiring, truly global learning environment – a unique place to study, work and live.”
President Yang also encouraged students to go to library to explore knowledge by themselves. “All the books, resources and services are ready here. This is the way we teach and learn. This requires both diligence and creativity.”
Ribbon cutting ceremony at the lobby
After the ceremony, library staff offered a guided tour around the new Library.
Take a virtual tour of the new Library