New VIDEO: New 24-Hour Study, Collaboration Space Inside UC Berkeley’s Moffitt Library is “Vision For the Future”
UPDATE November 1, 2016 Reimagined and Revitalized Moffitt Library Opens Wednesday
Unlike traditional libraries, Moffitt no longer has shelves of books, which now are housed at the Main (Gardner) Stacks, a multilevel space with some 2.3 million volumes and an underground entrance accessible from both Moffitt and Doe libraries.
Instead, it was designed as a hub for undergraduates eager to prepare for careers in new ways — by learning to navigate data, access technology and work collaboratively with students from diverse disciplines.
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After a year long renovation the fourth and fifth floors of the Moffitt Library reopen later this week.
From UC Berkeley Library (via YouTube)
From UC Berkeley Library:
The reimagined floors four and five are expected to become a top study destination, with technology services, a wide variety of flexible study and discovery spaces, and student-friendly policies. Studios equipped for Web conferencing and presentation practice are available, as well as an expanded tech help desk, a tech lending service, meeting rooms for group learning, and writeable glass walls to aid in collaboration and brainstorming. A wellness room and living room-like spaces round out the offerings, while expansive windows allow for abundant natural light and sweeping views of Memorial Glade.
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