The Undergraduate Library will remain open through the end of the Spring 2022 semester.  - General Information

As announced in 2018, the building will be converted over the next few years into an Archives and Special Collections building. Services for undergraduate students will be integrated into the Main Library, Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, Funk ACES Library, and other units around campus by the start of classes in Fall 2022. Transition planning is currently underway for popular services including the Writers Workshop and Media Commons. The Library looks forward to welcoming students into these renovated spaces in the next academic year. For the most up-to-date information, please check back here often.

“We are designing spaces in the Main Library and other campus libraries with the interests of our undergraduates as a priority. These spaces will continue to offer the tools and services the UGL has become known and loved for and will also allow us to meet the unique needs that have emerged during the pandemic.”
~John P. Wilkin, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

The Library has long offered undergraduate student services across a range of campus libraries, including study spaces, collections, and services in the Main Library, Funk ACES Library, Music and Performing Arts Library, and Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center.

Town Hall: Archives and Special Collections Building and Undergraduate Services

Together, the Senate Committee on the Library and the University Library hosted a campus-wide Town Hall via Zoom on November 18, 2021. Representatives from the Library provided background and logistics for the project and spoke on Undergraduate Library services. The architecture/engineering teams (Ratio and Shepley Bulfinch) gave a project presentation. There was also time devoted to Q and A.

View the entire Zoom recording here.


Color-coded display showing the SSHEL library vacating its current space on the north side of the library which will become study space.Updates 

Four follow-up implementation teams were appointed over summer to carry out the recommendations from the Main/Undergraduate Library integration project working group reports submitted in May 2021.   Each team is responsible for identifying critical needs in their area in order to provide continued services and spaces for undergraduate students.  Outcomes for each team include:

Instruction Spaces – Identify technology, training, and classroom spaces needed to support existing classes taught to undergraduate students, as well as meet evolving campus needs for remote learning.

Study Spaces – Design the first floor study space in the Main Library, including integrating the Writers Workshop, designing accessible individual and group study spaces, incorporating student success programming and events.

Media Commons/Scholarly Commons Integration – Unit heads and staff from both units are planning the blending of multimedia equipment, studio spaces, and consultations services into spaces and services offered through the Scholarly Commons.

Staffing Working Group – Identify staff workspaces and transfer destinations for all staff currently working in the Undergraduate Library.

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