One of the rooms in Wang Gungwu Library (highlighted in red in the layout plan below) is currently undergoing renovation to transform into a special collection room. The room is named as “Early Textbook Collection” in English and “早期课本特藏” in Chinese. The overall design theme of the room would be in traditional Chinese style.

There would be plenty of shelving and cabinet space in the room for the early textbooks. To preserve this collection, the room would be air-conditioned at all times with a suitable preset humidity. Also, there will be an electronic display on the feature wall to highlight the contents of this special collection.

The renovation is estimated to complete by December 2011. The layout plan and the artist’s impression of the new special collection room are as follows:

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