A 24-hour area (shown at right), with group learning spaces and an e-café, is separated from the rest of the Library by a series of automated glazed panels that secure the collections when the Library is closed without the use of a security grill. The inviting and dynamic main floor, with its media creation and presentation space and robust digital resources, is visible through the panels, which are raised during the Library’s regular hours to create a unifying series of canopies. Bleachers in the 24-hour area enliven the space by converting existing stairs to seating.
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American Libraries highlights AUC’s Woodruff Library
Monday, 5 April 2010