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Design Reading Room Collections Transition to Parks

Author: Melea Reicks Licht

Following multi-year conversations about the most effective use of space and resources, the University Library and College of Design jointly decided collections held in the Design Reading Room in the College of Design building would transition to Parks Library. This decision was made in response to evolving usage of the space and collections in recent years. Transitioning the collections to Parks Library expands student access due to extended library hours, which include weekends and university breaks.

Materials have remained available to students without interruption this spring. Library staff have relocated to Parks Library; Design Reading Room student employees have been able to complete their spring-semester term of service and will have the option of moving to Parks. The last day of operation for the Design Reading Room will be May 15, 2024. Furniture and fixtures are expected to be removed before July 4, 2024. The College of Design will explore the most effective and flexible ways to utilize the Design Reading Room space to support students and faculty.