The Library charged the Main/Undergraduate Library working group in December of 2020. The working group is currently developing plans for integrating core student services offered in the Undergraduate Library into other campus libraries, including the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and Funk ACES Library, as well as the Main Library. Informed by long term usage data and recent student surveys, the Main/Undergraduate Library Integration Project will result in new and refined combinations of student-focused services, which address both time-honored as well as emerging needs supporting academic and student life success.
The Main/Undergraduate Library Integration Project complements existing plans to construct an archives and special collections building in the current Undergraduate Library building, and further develop the model outlined in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) Redevelopment Plan Programming and Conceptual Design Study. The integration project recommendations will specifically address user needs and service models during the time period when the archives and special collections building is being constructed. The Library anticipates discussions about the longer-term future of the Main Library building to be ongoing, and informed by lessons learned during the SPRC construction phase. The Library welcomes feedback on the project.