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The Library Commons

The Library Commons is a collaborative effort to provide the campus community with the information, spaces, expertise and technological tools that contribute to the exploration, discovery, creation and dissemination of new knowledge and to the success of students and faculty.

Student research and study habits have transformed in recent years, and we recognize the ever-increasing need for technology-enabled workspaces, flexible furniture, and group study accommodation. Student assignments and research projects are also changing. Projects, papers, and presentations often include more graphic and media elements, and students seek the hardware, software, and expertise that support these efforts. Libraries have become more social as well, and Renne Library is an important and central meeting place on campus for both socialization and study. It is appropriate then, to continue fostering both a scholarly and social environment inside our library walls. We are implementing a multi-faceted commons environment that supports this dual nature of our library.