WCL to Celebrate Makeover Nov. 16

Marketing and Communications | November 05, 2012

Texas A&M University Libraries will host a ribbon cutting and reception to celebrate building renovations at West Campus Library from 4-6 p.m., with remarks at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov.16.

West Campus Library, home to the R. C. Barclay Reference Center, serves faculty and students at the Mays Business School with extensive online research tools and resources. Open 24/5, the library provides late night study space for students with demanding projects.

“This heavily used library, which serves as a second home to many students, has undergone a major makeover with updated features, reconfigured space, and smart furnishings,” Michael Smith, interim director of West Campus Library, said.

A consolidated service desk, the latest equipment, and refurbished spaces, cast in a subdued color palette, create a comfortable ambience for serious reflection and study.

The renovated space offers bar-height counter seating for 17 laptop users, with multiple electrical outlets and fast wireless network access. Collaboration stations facilitate group study projects. New scan-to-digital machines replace copiers and reduce paper consumption in this environmentally friendly setting.

“We’re excited about the renovations taking place in our libraries on the West Campus. We’ve just celebrated the Medical Sciences Library reopening, and now we’re doing a ribbon cutting at the West Campus Library. Both the Medical Sciences Library and West Campus Library serve programs and colleges that have top tier rankings with faculty and programs of distinction. These renovations ensure that library facilities match the quality of these programs. Library facilities, collections, and services are the infrastructure enabling quality and excellence,” said David Carlson, dean of University Libraries.

The campus community is invited to the ribbon cutting and reception.