Renovations: Before and After
Exciting summer renovations have transformed several library spaces into warm, welcoming, and comfortable places for faculty and students to read, collaborate, and linger over coffee and delicious food. A full-service Starbucks will open September 22 in the Rhoda K. Channing Reading Room just inside the front entrance. On the opposite side, a beautiful revamped quiet study room, complete with a new mezzanine, invites students to do their best work. The remodeled areas included three new group study rooms equipped with SMART BoardTM technology. The Gerald Johnson Room has been converted into the Johnson Graduate Student Lounge to give graduate students from both campuses a place to call their own. The current periodicals collection has been moved to Reference. The collection’s former home, Room 401, will re-open in late September with beautiful and functional furniture that is conducive to both individual and collaborative study. For a pictorial history of the renovations, visit the ZSR Flickr site.