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University Library Interior Construction Enters Next Phase

With the delivery of the shelves, the interior construction of the new university library in the Alte Aktienspinnerei continues as planned

On the premises of the Alte Aktienspinnerei in Chemnitz, the interior construction of the new University Library (UB) at Chemnitz University of Technology is currently in full swing.  Today, Monday, 6 April 2020, the interior construction is entering the next phase with the delivery of the bookshelves.  After the shelves have been set up, a good 38 kilometres of library and archive material will be moved to the new premises in the coming months.  The work is currently fully on schedule.  Among other things, this includes the start of the move of the magazine stacks in June and the move of the open access stacks in August.  The start of library operations in the winter semester 2020/21 is therefore still realistic.

Until then, however, further expansion work will be necessary.  These include further furniture deliveries, including for the learning and communication area, the information and lending area, the training and consultation rooms and the offices of the employees.

Note: On Uni Aktuell an interview with Angela Malz, Director of the University Library of Chemnitz University of Technology, is available.  In it she gives further insights into the expansion and conversion of the Alte Aktienspinnerei into the new University Library. 

In a blog post (German) the University Library also provides information about current construction activities.

(Author: Matthias Fejes / Translation: Chelesea Burris)

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