Thursday, September 16, 2010
British Library opens GBP500k Learning Centre (UK)
"The British Library today opens its newly refurbished and expanded Learning Centre. Funded entirely through private donations, the Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre will offer pupils and teachers cutting-edge facilities to support digital literacy skills as well as first-hand encounters with historic manuscripts, sound recordings, maps and letters. Officially opened this evening by the Minister for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, the Learning Centre will provide a bright, spacious and inspiring space in which young learners will be able to explore the Library's collections and develop their digital research skills. The GBP500,000 project was funded by donations from the Dorset Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, John Lyon's Charity, British Library Patrons and others. Construction and refurbishment work took place during the summer with minimal disruption to the Learning programme"