Late last fall, over 1,200 undergraduates at the UW responded to a survey asking about their preferences in a renovated Odegaard Library. A large majority of respondents wanted natural light and more quiet study spaces. A majority also asked for more group study spaces, brighter colors in the library and flexible spaces. Technology remains critical, with many reporting using desktop computers or mobile devices that benefit from access to outlets. The ongoing renovation will provide quieter study space on the third floor, additional group study rooms on the first floor, and an atrium flooded with natural light. Read the survey results summary here: OUGLStudentSurveySummary
New photos of the OUGL staircase demolition have been added to the OUGL Renovation Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ouglrenovation/. The next major step is to construct scaffolding that will extend from the 1st floor to the roof. Construction of the skylight will begin soon after the scaffolding is in place.
The Odegaard Library is on schedule to re-open on September 24; the 1st floor and mezzanine will remain under construction, but the 2nd and 3rd floors will be open. The Media Center is now located on the 3rd floor of the Suzzallo Library; course reserves for Summer Quarter and Early Fall Start are at the Media Center. Course reserves will move back to Odegaard on September 24.
The OUGL Renovation Poster nicely summarizes the additions and improvements that will result from Odegaard’s renovation. The poster was prepared in May 2012 by the project architects at the Miller Hull Partnership.
New photos have been added to the OUGL Renovation Photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ouglrenovation/.
Thomas Sens, AIA, identified 12 major trends in academic library design. Read his widely-cited ideas here.
Move week at the Odegaard Library was busy! Furniture, computers, the Media
Center, and staff offices all moved out of the first floor and mezzanine. See some
The Media Center is now located on the 3rd floor of Suzzallo Library. Odegaard
Library administration and staff offices are housed in a construction trailer
between the library building and the Henry Art Gallery. Staff phone numbers have
Computer labs on UW Seattle Campus
All UW Libraries have computers available.
The Odegaard Library is hosting a jazz interlude on Friday, June 8 from 3:30 to 5pm. A trio from the UW’s School of Music (Mark Hunter, Sam Hylton and Thomas Campbell) will play contemporary jazz with a twist. Bid farewell to the OUGL staircase, and celebrate our future!
UW-IT’s online newsletter, IT Connect, describes where to find computing services on campus when the Odegaard Library is closed in summer 2012. See http://itconnect.washington.edu/itconnect/2012/05/alternate-computing-facilities-during-ougl-renovation.html
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