We are currently in the middle of a Learning Spaces Enhancement effort. This includes some completed changes on G/F, and upcoming and ongoing works on 1/F and LG1.
The G/F changes include the recently completed move of the Newspapers and Current Periodicals over near the Popular Books reading area. Some additional sofa seating was also installed, including in the Library Garden hallway where the newspaper backfiles are now shelved.
Moving those collections upstairs also freed up additional space on LG1 for the Learning Commons Expansion project. Once completed, this will provide the Learning Commons with some new study environments and over 100 additional seats. It will also allow improved access to the audio-visual collections and equipment for your research projects.
Renovations on 1/F are planned to shift from the current high-density "study hall" arrangement to a somewhat more flexible furniture mix and space layout. At the same time, the space will still retain the seating density needed during exam periods. We are also working to convert some of the space into a dedicated "deep quiet zone" if this can be done at reasonable cost.
Much of this work will be happening during the Fall Term, with completion planned before the December study and exam periods. The Library will work to keep noise and disruption to a minimum, but your understanding is requested as we continue to improve the spaces and services available.