Public Feedback - Creation of Space in Renne Library
Thank you for your interest in MSU Library's project to create space for students and faculty in Renne Library. Public forums to share information on this project and answer questions will take place in the Innovative Learning Studio on the first floor of the Renne Library.
- Monday, February 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 12, 3-4 p.m.
- Thursday, February 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
- Friday, February 15, 2-3 p.m.
Those unable to attend may submit questions and comments by filling out the form found
Please submit your remarks by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 22.
In response to student feedback, the MSU Library will be expanding its available space for student study areas, seating, technology, and group study rooms in the summer of 2019.
Constructed in two phases in 1949 and 1961, the Renne Library was built for a student
body that was much smaller than it is today. Enrollment in 1961 was 4,320 students
compared to current enrollment of almost 17,000 students. The library’s main purpose
was to store large collections of books and periodicals, but, today the most heavily
used collections are digital.
Technological changes have altered the nature of the library’s collection, ultimately transforming the library into more of a study area and an active collaborative learning environment. After careful analysis that included an 18-month long master planning process, we determined that the that best way to create more student study space in the library was is to move some important but low-circulation items to a storage facility near campus.
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