Duke of Kent officially opens Lincoln university library extension

HRH Prince Edward the Duke of Kent visited Lincoln on March 11 to officially open the University of Lincoln’s new library wing.

The University of Lincoln expanded the current Great Central Warehouse Library in order to cope with increased demand for facilities. The extension offers students with two new seminar rooms and extra seating to study individually or within a group.

Construction started in March 2013 and finished in August 2013 in time for the new year, but the visit by the Duke was the official opening of the new area.

During his visit to the university, he took a tour of the library, met with staff and students, and unveiled a special opening plaque.

Before the city visit, the Duke of Kent also went to the Nettleham village to see the Medieval Bishops Palace site. There, he opened a new community heritage project, which documents the history of how the site has been set up.