Technology, study, and reading spaces have been enhanced in the Reference department on the second floor of the library, funded in part by a generous private donation.
A public technology space replaces shelved collections, which have been shifted and consolidated to a nearby shelving area, in the main area. Twenty-two updated work stations with 18 new, all-in-one computers (featuring Windows 10 with Microsoft Office and Internet) replace older computers.
Updated nonfiction book displays and reading areas featuring casual seating replace modular furniture and old computer work stations in the former public computer room.
Five new tables with chairs have been added to create more study space throughout the department.
These refreshed areas, which haven’t received updates in more than 15 years, are funded in part by a generous memorial donation. The library is grateful to the family of Louise Anderson, a patron who enjoyed the Reference department, for honoring her memory with a donation to the library.
The department now provides more public computers, work stations and spaces for patrons to bring in their own laptops and work, additional comfortable seating options, and browsable displays for materials, all while maximizing efficient use of spaces within the department.
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