As many have already discovered, the Main Reading Room has re-opened with new carpeting, sixty new electric outlets, and more study space. Our new popular reading collection has arrived and has just been placed in the room.
However, more work still remains to be done. After the patching and painting of the walls is completed, we will move the newspapers back into the room from their temporary location in the hallway. We expect to receive new lounge chairs for the Main Reading Room and hallway in mid-October.
Other changes are also underway on the second floor of Mullen Library. We have renamed the Corner Reading Room to the First Year Experience Reading Room so students in the FYE program will know where to find help from their fellow students. Under the auspices of the Center for Academic Success, undergraduate fellows are available to work with FYE students afternoons and evenings most days of the week. In the near future we’ll see the crews from Facilities provide us with new color for the walls.
Soon we’ll also have information on other projects coming to the second floor of Mullen Library including the installation of lockers for graduate students and construction in the old copy center.