Webster Library



November 2014

Our vision for the Webster Library

More study seats to accommodate a growing student population The Webster Library will be expanded and renovated to increase space by 27% and increase the number of study seats by 113% (1,550 to 3,300). 11 types of study spaces will… Continue Reading →

Furniture selection for durability and comfort

You wrote: Having worked in furniture design, I feel I should caution you on what I’ve seen so far.  Be careful choosing modern furniture with little padding.  The padding won’t be durable and you will find your wasting your money. … Continue Reading →

Project timeline

This is the timeline we have now, but it is likely to change in the future. More details (services and precise spaces affected as well as mitigation efforts) will become available closer to the start of each phase. Phase Dates… Continue Reading →

Furniture suppliers and prices

You wrote: To help us choose, can you also give a list of prices corresponding to each furniture item number, and the company names that provide the furniture? The furniture consultation process was not intended to identify specifically which furniture… Continue Reading →

What’s happening with the old furniture?

You wrote: I was just wondering what you would be doing with the old library furniture if the library will be renovated (as part of the Webster Library Transformation Project)? The University’s Facilities department is currently working on finding new… Continue Reading →

Laptop locks and bookshelves

You wrote: “I hope that any new furniture will include the possibility of locking our laptops with a cable.  We need a place to pass the cable that is secure. Also a shelf for books would be useful.” Thank you for… Continue Reading →

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