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The Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms open

Newcastle University Libraries has opened its newest building. The new Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms is an innovative digital learning space offering 550 study spaces and 220 desktop PCs.

Innovative Learning Spaces

The library rooms provide quiet study spaces and areas designed to facilitate collaborative study. 'Living rooms' on the upper level helps students to study in relaxed surroundings, while on the lower level 'chatterbox' rooms facilitate group projects and video conferencing.

Wayne Connolly, Director of Academic Services and University Librarian said: "The new library gives us an opportunity to sustain our high levels of service and to provide the study facilities that students have asked for.

"We have always put students' needs at the heart of everything we do, and the increase in the Library's capacity will help us meet their demands for new and innovative learning spaces."

A Legacy

The new library is named after Marjorie Robinson, one of the University's benefactors. The naming was a suitable way to acknowledge her generous bequest.

Newcastle University has always benefitted from the generosity of graduates, friends and former members of staff. Their support plays a catalytic role in making the University the world-leading institution it is today.

For further information about legacy giving, please contact

Study spaces in the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms

published on: 2 March 2016