In consultation with designers and Plant Operations, the Library Renovation Team has reviewed a number of plans, designs, and furniture options for student spaces in Davis. This was made possible by funds given by the Office of the Provost to update student furniture in the Library.
We heard from you that is was extremely important to make the washrooms more functional and accessible, which required some extra space. We are improving the remaining single study rooms to make them more accessible and pleasing. More group study rooms are currently being built at Dana Porter Library, with plans to add more group and single study rooms at Davis in the future.
Where did the IST Help Desk, printers, photocopiers, and scanners go?
The Davis Library renovation team has been working hard with architects from Walter Fedy and the Campus Advisory Committee. Guided by student feedback and the vision for the revitalized library, we have created a phase one plan that addresses the most critical issues.
As you may have heard by now, renovations are underway at Dana Porter Library. We anticipate that all work within Porter will be completed by the beginning of March and are scheduled to break ground on construction by the end of August. Only two floors will be affected by the construction work: the 3rd Floor and the 5th Floor. Our hope is that this renovation will allow the 3rd Floor to someday become a new, revitalized space for the Library Mission to support:
The renovation team, with input from students, users, staff and the Advisory Committee, created a shared vision describing how we hope the libraries will look and feel by the end of the third phase of the revitalization project.
This vision will inform the work of the team as the renovations progress.