Posts for the Topic Reno

More changes coming to Davis Centre Library

carrel design

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.

Dana Porter Library Renovation Update

Dana Porter Library renovations are progressing slightly behind schedule. The expected completion date is in early August.

Labelled floorplans for the new spaces on the 3rd Floor, along with the corresponding furniture selections for each space, can be seen below.

Labelled Floorplan

Active Learning Lab: 2-Dimensional

Dana Porter Library Renovation Update

Dana Porter Library renovations are progressing according to schedule. The expected completion date is in mid-July.

Some of the additions you can look forward to following the renovation include:

DC renovation: before and after photo galleries

Thank you for your patience during the Davis Library Renovation! Get a look at the new and updated spaces in these 'before and after' photo galleries. Click on the photos for more information.

Library entrance

NEW! Quiet reading lounge

Individual and group study rooms


IT help desk and printer/photocopier area

Remembering the old study carrels

Scroll through some motivational graffiti left by students on the old study carrels [Please don't vandalize the furniture].

Davis Centre Library construction is complete!

Thank you for your patience and understanding over the past six months! We have nearly completed our planned renovations at Davis Centre Library.

Based on your feedback, we have now made these improvements:

  • Better Wi-Fi
  • Nicer washrooms
  • Updated entrance
  • New study spaces
  • Student lounge space
  • Printers, computers, scanners and photocopiers conveniently located near the IST Help Desk

Over the next few months you will see:

Your Davis Library renovation questions answered

Where is my favourite study room?

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?

Get a sneak peek of the Davis Library renovations!

Curious about what Davis Centre Library will look like when renovations are complete? Get a glimpse of the new study rooms, furnishings, colour-scheme and more!

These new and improved student spaces will be ready Winter 2018.

Floor plan with new paint colour palette.

2017 Davis Centre Library renovation plans

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.

So, what’s included in the plan?

Washroom renovation and a new universal washroom

2017-2018 Porter Renovation Plans

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:

A Vision for the Revitalized Library

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.