January 20, 2022

Renovations: “Changes to University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library Take Shape”

From The Oklahoman:

Planned renovations to the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library are beginning to take shape.

The OU Board of Regents approved designs Thursday for the renovation of lower level 1 of the library’s Neustadt Wing.

The renovations will create space for group collaboration, while remodeling and expanding the Bookmark Cafe, a coffee shop. The project also will more than double the area’s seating capacity, bringing it to 525 seats from the current 224.

The design also includes a digital humanities laboratory, a video lab and faculty research space.

The project is estimated to cost $5 million, and will be funded through private donations and funding the university receives annually from the state Commissioners of the Land Office.

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See Also: “Campus Libraries in Oklahoma Work to Adapt to Technology, Changing Student Needs” (April 16, 2013)

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