For over two decades, academic libraries internationally have been making provision for temporary learning spaces designated for the delivery of both print and electronic resources within an environment that boasts skilled staff.
Greater access to resources and facilities is proven to be in direct support of contributions to research output within institutions. The role of academic libraries and information resources in the 21st century is changing rapidly, requiring a redefinition and reorganisation of various library services, and in particular, physical library areas.
Consequently, institutions need to reimagine their learning spaces as has been done for the Soshanguve South campus. The role and scale of learning spaces constitute a vital part of campuses, whether in informal spaces such as libraries, lounges and cafes or in lecture theatres.