The Glucksman Library


Designed by RKD Architects the new facility comprises a basement level with four levels of accommodation above ground and will provide state-of-the-art facilities and an extra 1,200 study spaces.

The Glucksman Library is named for Lewis Glucksman and his wife, Loretta Brennan Glucksman, who generously supported the building of phase 1.


Spec A
10mm clear float, 1.52mm PVB, 10mm Clear Float, Toughened, Heat Strengthened. Largest size 440 x 7165.

Spec B
6mm Solar Neutral HP 50/23 HS, 16mm black warm edge spacer, 10.8mm Clear Laminated, Argon Gas filled, max size 685 x 4000.

Spec C
6mm Solar Neutral HP 50/23 HS, 16mm black warm edge spacer, 6mm Clear Float HS, Argon Gas filled, Ceramic (st colour), max size 1360 x 1275

Spec D
6mm Solar Neutral HP 50/23 HS, 16mm black warm edge spacer, 4mm Clear Float HS, 16mm black warm edge spacer, 6.4mm Clear Laminated, Argon Gas filled, Silicone Seal, Stepped Edge Four Side, Ceramic border. Max size 1060 x 2200


Some 6,000 sq metres of space has been added to the library and existing library facilities upgraded. The extra space can accommodate an additional 1,200 seats for a variety of learning styles silent and collaborative. A revitalised and expanded Special Collections area includes exhibition, reading, presentation and digitisation spaces to support the use of the library’s unique resources both in research and in the curriculum. The dedicated innovative digital, media and data spaces provide facilities for media creation, practice presentations and high- end computing. Large presentation screens at the entrance to the library showcase UL research and the best of student work. Other new or redeveloped areas include a graduate reading room, smart classrooms and group study rooms, a Health Science library and a Law library. Public access will be encouraged through an extensive programme of exhibitions and cultural events.