Education Library - Potchefstroom

Renovation of the Education Library (C6c) is still in progress, and re-opening is planned for the end of April 2023. Education Library staff will be available at the Ferdinand Postma Library until the completion of the project. Requested books will be sent to the Ferdinand Postma Library for loans. 

The proposed front view of the library:
Education Library front view

The Architect's idea is to create visual transparency - to connect people outside with the users and activities inside visually.

The spaces of the current Education Library will be repurposed, and the EduLab room 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 look forward to establishing innovative new spaces for Education users!


Ground Floor

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

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

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

First Floor:

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

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 designed to spur teamwork.