New & Improved: Transforming Library Spaces


Scholars’ Commons - opens September 2014

Located in Wells Library, on the First floor of the East Tower, the new Scholars' Commons space will have:

  • Large Presentation Room
  • Digitization Lab
  • Interactive 3D Visualization Wall
  • Reference, Research, and Consultation Services
  • New books reading area
  • And more! Visit the Scholars' Commons site

Learning Commons - opens September 2014

Wells Library Learning Commons

Love the Wells Information Commons? Good news! That space, located in Wells Library on First Floor of the West Tower, is undergoing a refresh and will open this fall as the all-new Learning Commons.

Amenities will include:

  • 18 collaboration rooms
  • 2 instruction rooms
  • Abundant power outlets
  • Excellent wireless network access

Brian Serot Commons - opens September 2014

Brian Serot Commons floorplan

Located in the Swain Hall Library, this renovated space will feature:

  • New furniture, paint, carpet
  • Space for students to read and work
  • Technology
  • Wireless network

Coming Soon - Renovation of Media Services and Moving Image Archive

In January 2015, renovation is expected to begin to create a new home for the Moving Image Archive, on the Wells Library Ground Floor (where Media/Reserve Services is currently located). 

The new space will provide:

  • Improved access to Media Browsing and Teaching Collections
  • Practice Learning Labs
  • Media viewing stations
  • Multifunctional film screening room