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 be created to accommodate various learning and studying styles.
The increase in the number of seats will be a dramatic improvement for undergraduate and graduate students.
Tables for silent study: 1,452 seats
Carrels for silent study: 500 seats
Tables with desktop computers: 288 seats
Multifunctional/social areas: 568 seats
Group study rooms: 96 seats
Group study rooms will include whiteboard surfaces, HD screens, speakers, podiums (for practicing presentations), and hook-ups for laptops or tablets.
Presentation practice rooms: 32 seats
Graduate student study spaces: 72 seats
Classrooms and technology sandbox: 185 seats
Consultation rooms: 22 seats
Seminar and thesis defense room: 24 seats
Multifunctional/zero-noise room: 20 seats
Total: 3314 seats
Additional spaces will be renovated in the Libraries, including the Reference and Information Desk (LB2)
And the Friends of the Library room (LB3)
More floor by floor renderings will be shared in future posts.