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Main Library

Tracking occupancy in student study spaces

This pilot will install chair sensor kits similar to those described in the Argyle House pilot. We will use these in different kinds of student spaces in order to determine occupancy levels. We are currently considering two kinds of space:

  • The Centre for Research Collection, which is already quite a controlled space on the top floor of the library,
  • Some or all of the small group study pods.

Real-time information about occupancy could be made available to students via a display screen in the library foyer or via an app.