A new University Library addresses the entire University’s need for research and study environments. We also need to be able to offer attractive premises for students and researchers in the future. Currently, study environments are somewhat unseen. By having a new University Library, we assume responsibility for our students and the settings they work in. The University Library has ever-growing collections, and current libraries are cramped. In addition, the library cannot properly provide long-term care for priceless collections that are threatened by moisture and harmful insects. A new library and modern solutions create flexible study environments and make the library’s unique collections available to researchers, students, and the public.
The building’s strategic location, close to several of Gothenburg’s cultural institutions and the public transport hub at Korsvägen, enables the University to open some of its operations and premises to new forms of collaboration and contacts with residents, society, and the private sector. The new University Library will be a central meeting place in the “knowledge city” – Gothenburg. At the same time, an important starting point is the ability to safeguard the privacy of researchers and students in the new building.