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Environmental development of the reading room in the university library based on human factors engineering

ByC.-J. Xu

Construction of a good library reading room environment so as to improve reader satisfaction and library service quality is a key task for a university library in the Internet period [1]. Because the reading room of the university library is one of the most frequently visited places where students, teachers, and social readers acquire knowledge, it is important to enhance environment quality management. Human Factors Engineering (HFE) is a scientific research discipline based on psychology, physiology, anatomy, anthropometry, and other disciplines. It studies how to design the man-machine-environment system in accordance with human body structure and the physiological and psychological characteristics [2]. Its purpose is to achieve the best match between man and the environment, so that in different environments, people can work effectively, safely, healthily, and comfortably. Today, HFE approaches are used to determine effective countermeasures to solve the problem. In this paper, some factors of physiological and psychological characteristics of the readers are researched by using HFE to achieve a comfortable and safe environment for the reading room arrangement of universities’ libraries.