Renovations Begin at the Commons

The sky is falling at Hodges Library! Or maybe it is just ceiling tiles in the Commons.

The Commons is undergoing major renovations this summer. Changes include reconfiguring the space by knocking down and building walls, adding more ports and power to support computer workstations, reconfiguring the lighting, painting, and installing new carpet and furniture.

The Commons first opened in Fall 2005 in what had been the Reserves room in Hodges Library. In Fall 2006, the Commons expanded into the former Periodicals room. While the Commons had staff support, computer workstations, and other necessary equipment, the physical space had not changed since Hodges was built in 1987. With these new renovations, the Commons will better meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.

Commons services have scattered to accommodate the construction. Computers, laptop checkout, the practice presentation room, media services and the Studio are part of the Summer Commons, located in the Media Center on the second floor of Hodges. OIT HelpDesk and Computer Support have moved to 103 Aconda Court. Library reference help can be found in the Reference room on the first floor of Hodges. For more information, see the Summer Commons service locator.

All Commons services will resume when construction is complete.

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