Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Lifestyle Library

Bubble tea cafe
The whole of the entrance level of the Lien Ying Chow Library is devoted to the Lifestyle Library. This concept is aimed specifically at attracting students into the building and encouraging them to read. The exhibition area, which can be easily seen from a busy walkway, can be used by any of the Schools and is a popular way of bringing the Poly activities into the Library. There's even a small 12 seat theatre, which shows sports channels. The collections on this level are not academic materials but more like a public library, with books on hobbies, current fiction and a range of general interests. There's an impressive collection of audio and DVDs to support film and media (and current feature films) and lots of spaces to use the resources individually or in groups. The cafe is also located on this level (I wish I'd been able to try the bubble tea!), close to the newspapers, comic and graphic novels sections.

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