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The Transforming Library


The opening of the Learning Commons in August 2013 marked the achievement of the first in a number of initiatives that will change the face of our facility and our services. Please check this page often for news about our ongoing and upcoming renovation projects.

Introducing the Creative Media Studio

The Oviatt Library continues to expand and improve upon our spaces throughout 2014. Thanks to the Campus Quality Fee, we are in the process of converting the former Friends of the Library Bookstore into the new state-of-the-art Creative Media Studio (CMS). The Creative Media Studio will feature a wide variety of equipment, software (such as Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro and Photoshop), resources and support. The CMS will be equipped with iMac workstations, a soundproof recording studio, video and audio recording devices, headphones, a scanner and more. Construction is underway now, so be sure to check back for updates about the official opening of our wonderful new creative space.

Keep an eye out here for updates to our progress of making the Library a more comfortable, technological, and social space!  Meanwhile, check out our galleryfrequently asked questions (FAQ), and of course if you have any questions/concerns for us, please feel free to give us your feedback.

Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room

Refurbishment of the Robert and Maureen Gohstand Leisure Reading Room was completed Fall 2013.  Located in the West Wing, second floor, this comfortable, quiet space is outfitted with modern furniture to accommodate readers seeking a break from research to escape into a good book. Development of the Reading Room collection is ongoing, and a formal dedication of the room is planned for October 2014.

Gohstand Reading Room furniture