Designed in 1969 to house printed materials, Alden Library has now evolved into a vibrant learning hub, and we are responding to those changes.
Acting upon the increase in student usage, which has stretched the building’s structural capacity, a targeted renovation has been planned including the installation of overnight card swipe readers and new restrooms, in preparation of opening the fourth floor 24/5 for fall semester 2017.
Additionally, the Academic Advancement Center (AAC), which offers tutoring services, curriculum guidance, and development of effective study skills through peer and professional tutoring—all crucial to helping students succeed in an academic environment—will be relocating alongside the Learning Commons on the second floor.
And on the fifth floor, some noticeable changes are already underway with the removal of some of the government documents’ shelving units to make room for updated furniture, all of which will add to a greater flexibility of workspace for individual quiet and collaborative learning.
At times, Alden Library may get a little noisy with construction underway, so stay tuned. We will keep you updated as we progress throughout the summer.
Below are highlights of other recent updates to Alden Library.