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The Library Review

Students in the Arts and Social Studies Library building eLounge

A major review of the way in which library services are delivered at Cardiff University was carried out in 2004/5, culminating in a Report which contained many recommendations. A second phase of the Review, addressing the health libraries, was carried out in 2007 and published in February 2008.

The vision for Cardiff's Library Service is of a rich, flexible information resource, with services customised to support research, learning and teaching and a highly attractive study environment which will bring the best students, researchers and staff to Cardiff.

Many improvements are being made to the service such as improved access to existing resources, especially off-campus; increasing the range of electronic resources available; extending self-service provision; improvements to IT facilities in libraries, investment in Special Collections and Archives, and more effective working by library staff with Schools.

The future of the Library Service is planned to include a new, iconic library building on the Cathays Park campus; a new world class library facility on the Heath Park campus; incorporation of the latest technologies in information provision and collaborative working delivered as part of the University IT programme; development of high-quality archive space to attract further research collections and to provide primary sources for research; and much more!

Find out more...

...on the Library Review website.