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18
Dec

RCSI Library wins SCONUL Library Design Award

RCSI celebrated a major achievement last week when the new main campus library at 26 York St won the UK Society of College, National & University Libraries, SCONUL, Library Design Awards 2019 in the Small Library Category.

These prestigious awards recognise exceptional design of new or refurbished academic libraries and specifically how design is used to enhance, develop and deliver new and existing services and the transformative impact this has for the library, the services users and the institution

The awards aim is to encourage good practice in library design and to celebrate outstanding examples of cutting-edge architecture, technology and service.

The SCONUL judging panel visited each short-listed library, and were particularly impressed with the passion of those involved in the overall project at 26 York Street as well as the enthusiasm of key stakeholders across the institution who spoke so highly of their experiences with the new library spaces.

RCSI Press Release: https://www.rcsi.com/dublin/news-and-events/news/news-article/2019/12/rcsi-library-wins-sconul-design-award

SCONUL Design Award: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/page/sconul-library-design-awards-2019-short-list

SC​ONUL Design Award Press Release: https://www.sconul.ac.uk/news/winners-of-the-library-design-awards

About RCSI Library RCSI Library provides access to the best available biomedical information resources, supported by quality services and spaces and an expert team. The Library is also custodian of RCSI’s unique historical materials covering over two centuries of medical and healthcare history in Ireland and across the world. The collections touch on medical, social, historical and personal events that have taken place over the last 250 years and include archives, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraiture, medical instruments and furniture.