A renovation of Fintel Library's Main Floor was undertaken during the summer of 2014. The goal was to change the floor from being collection oriented to being engagement oriented.
New elements included an expanded Cafe, a Collaboration Zone, a Focused Study Zone, and an Information Commons. Conceptual drawings are show below. The images highlight some of the major concepts implemented.
Out with the old? Well, not quite:
We hope you enjoy the energy you'll find in our redesigned spaces!
The Information Commons will include a custom PC area. There will be more PCs, a laptop counter, a custom print station, and modules for group work. The Focused Study Zone is an area with traditional seating for those who want to study in a livelier setting. [The Second Floor remains your refuge for Quiet Study.]