Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of the Riddell Library and Learning Centre
The building also includes specialized and adaptable instructional lab spaces, expanded areas for physical collections, including the archives and special collections, as well as creation and exploration spaces such as a makerstudio, two visualization walls and an immersion studio. More power outlets, a wide range of furniture choices and extensive wifi will support student access to growing digital information collections. Print collection space will also double in the new building.
About the new Library
With more than 110 wireless hubs the Riddell Library and Learning Centre is well-equipped to handle lots of devices accessing and moving large amounts of data.
The building partners (Library, Student Learning Services, Academic Development Centre, Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and the Department of Education) also meet regularly as a Joint Working Group, to discuss and consult and collaborate on key design and planning needs.
The Riddell Library and Learning Centre by the numbers
|~1,800||Seats for students – more than three times the current space|
|~1,500||Power outlets for laptops and phone chargers|
|1 million||Feet of communication cable|
|110||Wireless access hubs|
|70,000||Approximate number of digital journals|
|34||Group study rooms accommodating six to eight students each|
|~100||Computer workstations for students|
|5||Fully equipped media suites for audio and video creation and editing|
|16,000 m²||Square metres of space in four stories|
|36||Months from ground breaking in 2014 to opening day in 2017|
|360°||Inspiring views on all sides of the building|
|$100.4 million||Total project cost|