DTU Smart Library

DTU Smart Library is turning DTU Library into an inspiring, innovative, and open indoor test laboratory. Here, as a DTU student, teacher, researcher, or company, you can test, develop, and present smart technologies.

Service, knowledge, and technology merge into a 24/7 accessible library hall that contributes to research, education, and studying.

Use and work with data for DTU Smart Library in our Digital Sandbox.

What is DTU Smart Library?


Learning environment

Together with our users, DTU Library will create an excellent learning environment. This means that temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, sound, and lighting must be set optimally. The conditions should adapt according to seasons, time of day, learning situations, and learning styles. As a DTU-student, you should be able to get an instant and accurate overview of the indoor climate in various zones of the library. You’ll then have the opportunity to either choose the place in the library that best meets your expectations and requirements, or alternatively, be able to adjust the conditions where you are.

Data innovation and skills

Competencies and skills in finding, analyzing, visualising, and using data are becoming increasingly important. At DTU Library, we make our infrastructure available to DTU-students who wish to optimise their use of data in connection with courses, assignments, or start-ups. We give you access to research data (DTU Data), and building data from the DTU Library. You are welcome to install sensors or other equipment yourself in the library, thus enabling you to access your very own data.
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Facility Management

When and how often do group rooms and toilets need cleaning? When should printer paper be stocked, when should furniture be replaced, plants be watered, and garbage cans emptied? Where do you find an available group room or a table for your reading group? To make the best use of the library, DTU Library will use technology and data to ensure that library staff, cleaning staff, IT service, guards, workmen, and movers are present when their service and knowledge are needed.