The current building of the University Library of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, built in 1968 on campus Woudestein, has undergone a total renovation. The building had not only reached the end of its lifespan, but the University Library also had to be adapted to the current and future way of studying and working. The renovated building accommodates approximately 900 study workplaces, approximately 50 office workplaces for employees and the book collections of the University Library and the Rotterdamsch Reading Cabinet.
The new University Library is all about meeting, working together and studying together. In order to facilitate this optimally, all improvements are aimed at opening up the building and increasing light, transparency and spatiality.
From the point of view of sustainability and comfort in combination with the monumental aspects of the building, all facade frames have been replaced by steel, insulated windows with triple glazing. (source)