Strategic theme 3

Inspirational Learning and Working Environment

Digitisation has changed the role of the Library as a physical place. The Library is the place where everyone who wants to acquire and share knowledge is welcome; the place where you are helped to find reliable knowledge that you need for your development, education and research. It is also a place where you acquire new understanding and insights. We ensure that the qualities that people expect from a Library are foremost in the presentation of the building as well as the digital environment.

“A place for new insights.”

The Library’s approach in 2020-2024 We will position ourselves more strongly as an inclusive, safe and inspirational place to be. We offer a unique place at the heart of the TU Delft campus, where everyone can learn, work and acquire new insights. This means that both the building and the Library staff must be easy to access, and that we must provide appropriate places to work and organise stimulating activities that inspire new ideas for our visitors’ studies, research or work. By actively embracing our role as knowledge broker, we will also encourage the unexpected acquisition of new ideas and knowledge. We will organise activities focused on co-creation and showcase specialist subjects in a wider arena. The library experience may start in the building itself but it can extend far beyond: to home, the lab or the lecture theatre. This is why we are putting inclusivity and inspiration at the very heart of the development and positioning of our digital services and platforms.

“Easy access to the building and staff.”

Inspirational Learning and Working Environment

Key action points for 2020-2024

Key action point 1: Developing and implementing a new communication strategy based on clear positioning

Key action point 2: Continuing to develop the Library physically and digitally as an inclusive, safe and inspirational learning and working environment.

Key action point 3: Setting up a stimulating annual programme

Key action point 4: Experimenting with new concepts