James Joyce Library Level 3 Refurbishment Project

James Joyce Library Level 3 Refurbishment Project

The third floor in the James Joyce Library is being redeveloped into a comfortable, modern learning space, which will meet the needs of our diverse student cohort. This floor will be closed from January to August 2023 for construction works. Alternative study spaces are available on Level 1, 2 and 4. Additionally, the Library is liaising with UCD Estates to see if other study spaces on campus can be made available during this time.

Project Outline

The refurbishment of Level 3 is the beginning of an exciting major capital development project for the James Joyce Library. This project, which will be undertaken over the coming years, will also include additional works on Level 2 and Level 1.

The third floor, covering over 2,500m2 of space, is being redeveloped into a comfortable, modern learning space. See below for details. A substantial project of this scale cannot avoid disruption. and we apologise for the impact that construction works will have on our users.

 

 

To minimise disruption, the work will be completed in phases

  • Level 3 will available during Trimester 1, and will include additional temporary study spaces
  • Level 3 will be closed from January to August 2023, while construction works are ongoing
  • Construction works will be paused during May 2023 to minimise disruption during the exam study period
  • The newly refurbished Level 3 floor will reopen to students in September 2023

We are liaising with UCD Estates to see if other spaces on campus can be made available for student study space while Level 3 is closed. We are working with the Students Union to see how we can address their concerns about the disruption these works will cause our users. 

 

A variety of planned study spaces for Level 3

 

Timeline

 

 

 

Architect's proposed design of the new Level 3

 

 



We are changing these spaces

 

 

The new space will provide:

  • Formal & informal learning spaces
  • A variety of comfortable seating
  • Silent study area
  • Seating at windows, maximising views & access to natural light
  • Standing height desks & adjustable tables
  • Careful acoustic management
  • maximum access to natural light will be prioritised.

 

 

We will maximize the number of new study spaces, by:

  • Moving print materials to store or to other floors.

  • Relocating the staff to other offices

 

 

Get in touch!

We welcome your views. Please contact us by email at library@ucd.ie.

 

We apologise for any disruption...we assure you it will be worth it!