Transforming Our Spaces

Over the past decade, the Library, Museums and Press have undergone several renovations of our spaces to provide more adequate seating for our students and offer accessible spaces conducive to student study, research, discovery and exploration that meet their scholarly needs.

Even with these smaller renovations, Morris Library still falls behind our peer institutions in the number of students the Library can accommodate with seating based on the University’s total student enrollment.

With this in mind, we are preparing to renovate the Class of 1941 Lecture Room in the summer of 2024. Located to the left of the first-floor main entrance of Morris Library, this room was previously only used for lectures, library-led instruction and events. After renovations, the space will add nearly 100 additional seats for student study, and offer overnight, extended hour student access.

Additionally, we will be renovating the former Reference Room, which will add at least 86 seats by removing the once-used service desk and updating the space.

Stay tuned for additional renovations that are slated to take place in the years to come.

In the meantime, we invite you to make a gift to help bolster our renovation plans and enrich the environment where students learn and prepare themselves for post-graduate success.

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