Just a few of our improvements include:
- No more waiting to print a document! Students will now be able to use a "Quick Print" station. Basically, this is two computers whose only function is to open files and send to the printer.
- The South Reading Room has popular magazines and newspapers, and lots of comfy furniture to study, read, work, and socialize.
- The North Reading Room has all new wooden chairs and tables for group work or if you need a lot of surface area for your stuff.
- The Information Commons now has secluded cozy spots, comfortable people-watching seating by windows, lots of group work space, three movable white boards, and plenty of computers.
|North Reading Room (before) - note the plastic chairs and veneer tables|
North Reading Room (after) with hard wood tables and chairs
|South Reading Room (before)|
|South Reading Room (after) with comfortable furniture and newspapers|
|Looking into the North Reading Room from the Circ Desk before renovation|
|After renovation - so much brighter and more open! Did you notice the new wall paint and decoration, too?|
We are so happy with the new interior. I know the library will be used much more this year due to how elegant and comfortable it has been made - the library is exponentially more inviting. I can't wait to hear the returning students' reactions (and am keeping a running list of quotes). We'd like to thank those who have generously given to make this possible - from the librarians, student workers, and patrons, thank you!