Latest Donor-funded Learning and Study Space Improvements

October 24, 2017

W. E. B. Du Bois Lobby Renovation – Completed September, 2017

In partnership with HB Communications, the Du Bois Library installed in the lobby state-of-the-art audiovisual walls and immersive user wayfinding for the two million visitors who come through the Library doors each year. KI New England and Lexington Group outfitted the lobby with new comfortable furniture and a customer-focused information desk, as well as an enhanced display space for new books.


Graduate Commons – Floor 5 of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library – December, 2017 

In partnership with the Graduate School and the Provost’s office, the Libraries have cleared out half of Floor 5 in the Du Bois Library to create a professional, high-end study and research space for graduate students. KI New England outfitted the Graduate Commons with workstations, conference rooms, and secure storage for scholarly materials to meet the needs of our master’s and doctoral students.


Learning Commons Transformation, Lower Level of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library –   Phase I, 2018

The next comprehensive renovation will take place in the Learning Commons—since 2005, the largest and most popular space on campus for undergraduates to study and collaborate with peers. Phase I of this renovation will include a new integrated services area offering peer-to-peer support for everything from checking out library materials and reserves to technology solutions, providing patrons with a simplified user experience.

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