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The Transforming Library


The Oviatt Library is embarking on a number of initiatives that will change the face of our facility and our services. Perhaps our most ambitious endeavor is the new Learning Commons which is due to begin construction in late Spring 2013.

Share the Commons Experience - Oviatt Library Fall 2013

Exciting changes are coming to the Oviatt Library! Construction is starting on the new Learning Commons, which will encompass the Main Floor and its wings.

New, comfortable, ergonomic furniture will provide study spaces for individual and group study with plenty of power outlets for students and faculty who bring their own devices.  The new furniture will be configurable, versatile, and allow students and faculty to create spaces in which their style of learning will be accommodated. Sections of the main floor are being opened up to allow in more natural light, which will create a friendly, open atmosphere.

A permanent installation of a Freudian Sip in the lobby will be opened, so that our patrons can easily get a snack and coffee to energize their studies.

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.

Congratulations to our Raffle Winner

Seen here with Oviatt Library Dean Mark Stover and Associate Dean Marianne Afifi is CSUN student Karla Itzep who shared the good news of our new Learning Commons on Facebook and won the Library's promotional raffle.  Karla is a senior majoring in Sociology with an option in Criminlogy.  She was awarded a Samsung Tab 2 mini tablet.  Sage Publications graciously donated the tablet to support the promotion of the new Learning Commons.

Dean Mark Stover, Associate Dean Marianne Afifi and Raffle Winner Karla Itzep

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