Archive for May, 2011

Research Library Renovation (7)

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Everytime one visits the Charles E. Young Research Library you get a new look at the future.  As we near completion of the construction phase, we turn to adding graphics, way-finding, and technology applications.

New entry doors are in place

The circulation desk is to the right as you enter. Reserves and inter-library loan items are held here and there are self-service check-out units available.

The Reading Room is the the right as you enter. Print and electronic research materials will be housed here for faculty, graduate students, and serious researchers with tables, chairs, and lounge seating.

The "Street" runs the length of the first floor and provides entry to the Research Commons, video displays space, public terminals, and lounge areas as well as access to the elevators.

Group study rooms are available to be booked for collaborative work and seminars.

Instructional space will support the use of the latest technology and is at the heart of the Research Commons.

The Research Commons contains numerous "pods" for collaboration and the sharing of applicable technologies that will provide access to the Library's growing digital resources.

The Laboratory for Digital Cultural Heritage offers high technology space and a full wall screen for interactive digital scholarship and research. Collaborators will be able to capture activity created in the laboratory and share it broadly with the campus community.

The cafe will be a welcome stop for cafine and sweets.

Stairwells have been refreshed and painted. Graphics will be installed to enliven these spaces.