Renovations Transform 24-Hour Space
“The new environment has created a community of learning, where you can be both comfortable and focused without the distraction of roommates. With an espresso bar available to me late into the night, I could study for 17 hours straight. I owe my increase in GPA to this study environment.”
— Nicolle MacDonald, BUS'09
Two years ago, the Library created a 24-Hour Study space on the first floor. Based on its popularity, and in response to student demand, summer 2009 saw the expansion of the 24-Hour space to include a new quiet study room and a larger PolyConnect computer lab.
"The reaction from students and faculty has been overwhelmingly positive," said Dean Michael Miller. "Traffic continues to grow and the 24-Hour space has recorded approximately 1,000 visitors weekly between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., the hours when the main Library is closed."
From Kennedy Library's 2009-2010 Annual Publication (11MB PDF).
The current renovations complement the redesigned second floor north wing that created an active social learning environment consisting of comfortable seating areas; eight Collaboration Rooms with move-able furniture, whiteboards, and large flat panel displays; a café seating area; and Julian's Patisserie.