Starting from this semester, services such as, lending and returning services will be administrated at the new Information Center located on the first floor of Paiknam Library & Academic Information Center. This change was to reduce the time cost and enhance the convenience of the hanyangians. Since everything except periodicals and magazines is managed on the first floor, it is less confusing for the students. Also Periodicals and Magazine Room was established on the third floor. All of magazines and periodicals of Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library are stored in that room and people are not allowed to carry magazines out of that room.
The old students' lounge with superannuated lockers which was located on the basement was renovated into a new cafe-like atmosphere; this new lounge includes new tables and a bar-table. This new basement lounge will be opened for 24 hours a day so that the students can always use this place in the middle of their study.
Also, education room was established with 34 computers with internet. This place is also planned to be used for educational purpose room.
Group study rooms were created by the new student lounge. Each study room have a table designed for six people and three sides of the wall are whiteboards; therefore, students can write and erase with the whiteboard pen on the wall. These rooms are open from 9 am to 9 pm and each student can have it reserved for three hours maximum. Students are free to use any rooms if they are not reserved.
Upon the request of General Student Union and General Female Student Association rest room only for women was built inside the new lounge. There is a bed, three couches, tables, and three computers for the convenience. A lounge located in the third floor which was commonly used as a smoking area by the students, was also remodeled into an outside park with trees and decks. Smoking is not allowed in this area.
Cho Wang-keun, a chief of the Information Support team of the Paiknam Library & Academic Information Center stated, "Major universities in Korea such as Yonsei and Korea universities are renovating or rebuilding their libraries. Facilities of Hanyang University's library were very old and needed a renovation. So we decided to come up with some great changes. I hope students like the change and make a good use of this change."