KI library has always been among my favourite places! Its environment ambience helped me a lot to stay focused in studying or doing my assignments. The spacious rooms and fancy study areas kept me feel relaxed during exam time.
One thing I love about the library facility is that you can visit the library everyday (monday-sunday) from 7-22 using your KI card. Sometimes, I did go to the library in the evening or weekend to have some enlightments when I was stuck with my exams (I am not very determined, the library is just 200 meters away from my student apartment :p).
In this blog, I will share some pictures of spots at KI library which I like. Here we go!
1. The entrance
Usually people sit here when they are waiting in a queue to get help from the library or IT staff.
2. Course books room
This is such a special room because the recommended books I used during my courses in nutrition science could be found here. Books in this room can only be borrowed for seven days (the other books at the library usually can be borrowed for 21 days). However, if nobody reserve the book, the loan is automatically renewed two days before the return date.
3. The computers
You don’t have to bring your own laptops when you are doing your work at KI library. There are some computers that you can use at the library. To be able to use the computer, you only need to login with your KI username and password. Although I brought my own laptop, sometimes I would prefer use the computer at the library to have a bigger screen.
4. Open area to study
At KI library there is a large spacious area with a lot of tables and chairs where you can study. There are not only some spots where you can study as a group, but also spots where you can do solitary learning.
5. Group rooms
As I told you in my previous blog, KI library has a lot of rooms for group work. Yet, the rooms were almost always full-booked during the normal working days. Many students, including me, enjoy to do their group works there.
6. Print and scan
During my study, I actually did not need to print a lot paper in order to finish my assignments. But I am a type of person who memorize and understand something better with paper on my hand (sorry for the trees I’ve cut down). So this machine was very useful for me.
7. A classic lounge
In the corner of the library, you can find a classic lounge as the picture below. In my opinion, it is not very comfortable to sit there for a long time especially when you work with your laptop. But if you just want to relax for a moment, it is quite cosy.
Yes, this area below is called Torget. It is a swedish word meaning “the square”. Torget is a public venue suitable for various events. Some free lunch seminars with KI speakers were held there. Anyone who was interested could join the seminars and got free healthy lunch.
9. Restaurant and lunch area
This is actually not the part of the library but this area is exactly beside the library. This very spacious space is usually quite crowded during lunch hour. If you bring your own meal to the campus, you can store your meal in the refrigirator in this place and warm your meal in the microwave when you will eat it. If you did not bring any meal, you can buy food at the restaurant with student price (in this photo below, the restaurant was closed since I took the picture at weekend).
I hope you start to feel the study environment at KI after reading (and seeing) this blog!