First Floor Student Learning Space

The popularity of the John Grant Crabbe Main Library—annual visits recently exceeded 600,000—often results in our most desirable Library spaces being at capacity. This quandary inspired a creative vision for the Main Library’s first floor, increasing the amount of usable space available to students. This floor was formerly home to the bound journals, which were strategically deselected and relocated, leaving 11,000 square feet for collaborative student spaces

When completed, the renovated first floor will feature ten study rooms; modern moveable furniture, offering ultimate flexibility; the latest student and learning technologies; and other high-demand tools, like mobile whiteboards.

Opening the highly popular Silent Study Zone on the fourth floor last year gave students a quiet place to concentrate without distraction; the completed first floor spaces will give students a much-needed creative space for collaborative success. 

Follow the progress of the first floor renovation by visiting us on Facebook. You can give students new collaborative spaces on the Main Library's first floor by making a gift to Library Capital Improvement.