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LIBRARY AS A LIVING LAB

library as a living lab

The University Library functions as a living lab that allows students to create an accessible and innovative study environment. The Library as a Living Lab offers room for experiments and projects contributing to sustainability, innovation and well-being and social inclusion of students. Are you interested in co-creating this exciting environment with your fellow students? Contact the project leader Innovation & Learning Spaces. Together we take care of empowerment and social impact for the future!

  • Mission Library as a Living Lab
    • Introduce the library as an innovate space for experiments and research
    • Create a study environment based on the ideas and needs of the users
    • Develop communication tools for the library together with students
    • Offer a place to put Challenge Based Learning into practice
  • Current Projects
    • A new bookcase for the swap library and book pick-up at the entrance of the university library is coming up. This bookcase is designed by an IDE student and built by Noaberbouw
    • The Mindfulnest for meditation and relaxation is placed in the library.  It is a student invention that empowers students to connect with themselves and have a more balanced, healthy and happy (student) life
    • The SchoolSupply vending machine is placed near the entrance of the library. It is a business entrepreneurship from EUR students. It supplies non-food and up-to-date essentials and urgent items for students
    • The students for the Honours Program 2022/2023 are working on a business case: Motivational and ecologically sustainable learning spaces.
    • The library creates an inclusive safe space together with Th!nkWithPride
  • What we achieved
    • IDE student designed the coffee corner on the 2nd floor of the Vrijhof
    • Students created the Green Library corner and started the ‘Adopt a plant’ project in the library

STUDENT WELL-BEING

student well-being

Students study for long hours in the University Library, so it important they feel comfortable while doing so. The library facilitates a pleasant learning space that contributes to the well-being of students. On top, a variety of well-being activities for a healthy and happy student life is offered. From September onwards, the new well-being activities and events in the library will be announced on this page. For ideas and suggestions, please send an email to library@utwente.nl or contact the library staff at the Library Service Desk.

MAINTENANCE

Visit Maintenance and Failure (intranet access only) for current and planned status of all service departments at the UT.

CURRENT COVID-19 MEASURES

  • The library continues to offer extra desinfectants
  • Some study areas and project rooms are available for a limited number of people due to ventilation regulation

For information on current UT COVID-19 measures check Covid-19 information.

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