• Pedagogical shift in higher education: learning is seen more as a collaborative process (instead of exams and papers there is more group projects). This has had an impact on academic libraries and library space planning
Library building is now often conceived as a facility supporting an increased role in instruction and learning with classrooms, meeting rooms and computer labs
Other than just borrowing of books customers need the library for network connections, for studying, for teamwork and information service
The premises of the library do not rise in the customers’ evaluations as high as the collections and the customer service. This has been manifested also in other studies.
(see: Thompson, Bruce, Kyrillidou, Martha and Cook, Colleen. User library service expectations in health science vs. other settings: a LibQUAL+® Study. Health Information and Libraries Journal. 2007; 24 (Supplement 1): 38–45 )
Group work rooms are a relatively new service in the spectrum of the library services.
At the moment, the group work premises have been reserved for groups in which there are at least three people. The minimum size of the group is worth reconsidering because in the questionnaire there were wishes that the rooms could also be used for pair working .
The student inquiry in 2007 in Department of Health Sciences
1) the use of the learning centre and reading room
Department of Health Sciences will continue the planning and the design of the new premises which will locate nearer the departments.
According to the study the location is important to our customers. Hopefully we can report increasing user statistics when the library is more integral part of the Medical School and the Faculty of Medicine