Construction on a new Digital Library and Learning Commons (DLLC) commenced Oct. 16 on Laurier’s Brantford campus.
The new space, which is located on the lower level of Grand River Hall, will include student study and group-work areas, a service desk for research questions, computer work stations, on-site offices for Laurier Brantford librarians, and other features designed to facilitate student success.
Laurier Brantford’s physical library collections will remain housed at the Brantford Public Library following the opening of the new space.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with this important project for the Brantford campus,” said Gohar Ashoughian, Laurier’s university librarian. “The new Library space at Brantford will have a major positive impact on our ability to support the scholarship of Laurier students and faculty. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at the Brantford Public Library for their continued active partnership.”
The current timeline for DLLC project calls for work on the new space to be completed by December 2013, with full occupancy scheduled for January 2014. Where possible, work on the space will be completed during off-hours to minimize disruptions to classes and faculty office hours.
The creation of a full academic library on the Brantford campus remains a priority as the campus continues to grow, as outlined in the master plan.