Library Renovation Enters Final Phase

Inside the main entrance of Coulter Library.
Inside the main entrance of the Coulter Library building.

The transformation of the Coulter Library building is nearly complete! The renovation, which started in the fall 2015 semester has entered its final phase and is expected to wrap up this semester.

The dark wood and walls which greeted students and employees for more than 50 years have been replaced by lighter and brighter colors. A series of windows two floors high have been added to the main entrance, allowing more natural light into the library. During the renovation process shuttered skylights were discovered. They have been uncovered and restored.

Inside the main entrance is a new cafe which serves food and beverages. The library building includes a new Academic Computing Center and numerous group meeting rooms which have been overwhelmingly popular with students. Several offices have been relocated in the library building including:

First Floor

  • Career Services
  • Office of Accessibility Resources
  • Testing Center

Second Floor

  • Honors & Phi Theta Kappa
  • International Student Services
  • Library
  • Service Learning
  • Veterans’ Affairs

The library building opened in 1973 and had never been renovated.

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