Education Library - Potchefstroom

Plans to extend and renovate the Education Library to cater to the needs of the growing number of Education students are gaining momentum. The extension and renovation of the Education Library (C6c) will start in January 2022. Site handover will take place on 11 January and the estimated time of completion is July 2022.

During the construction, the Education library staff will work from the Ferdinand Postma Library. A selection of Education books and the study collection will also be relocated to the Ferdinand Postma Library.

The proposed front view of the library:
Education Library front view
The Architect's idea is to create visual transparency — to visually connect people outside with the users and activities inside. 

The spaces of the current Education Library will be repurposed and the EduLab space will be converted into a quiet study area. Additional workspaces and power plugs will be added throughout the library. A double-storey extension will be added to the front of the library. 

We are looking forward to the establishment of innovative new spaces for Education users!


Ground Floor

The ground floor will host a copy shop and also the new EduLab, with collaborative and connected working space for 104 students.

Modern 'Wimpy-like" benches will be installed and throughout the area will be ample plugs for laptops and other devices.

Six group study rooms will be equipped with LED screens, whiteboards and power points on the tables.

First Floor:

The first floor will have at least 54 computer workstations and 17 individual study cubicles, also equipped with power points.

A lift will be installed for users with disabilities.

The lounge areas at the entrances to the ground and first floor will be adaptable and connected spaces, woven together by various types of seating in a combination of colours and patterns. Lounges have become ideal spaces for human interaction and are designed to spur teamwork.