Learning Commons 3
Beginning Tuesday, March 4 and lasting throughout the spring semester, expect to see changes on Randall Library's 1st floor as we expand our Learning Commons to the area adjacent to our Circulation Desk and to Port City Java. Powered in part by Academic Affairs, Learning Commons 3 (LC3) is the next phase of improvements to the library. Enhancements include brand new workstations; increased wifi connections; the addition of electrical outlets; installation of collaborative study pods; and more comfortable seating. This expansion provides the opportunity to rethink the layout of the physical collections currently housed on our 1st floor. As a result, collections’ analysis is taking place, and periodicals, audio books, DVDs and VHS, and music CDs will be relocated.
What Can You Expect?
Over the next few weeks, collections currently housed in the LC3 area will be relocated within the library. These moves will be announced at least 24 hours in advance and information about these moves can be accessed online at library.uncw.edu/news and on our Facebook page.
In addition to web updates, physical signs will help orient library users. Immediate assistance in locating materials is always available at our Learning Commons Help Desk.
Starting in early April, current furniture in the LC3 area will either be relocated within Randall Library or, if the furniture is damaged or not needed, sent to the University's Surplus Warehouse. The expansion of LC3, plus the relocation of current furniture, will slightly increase the library's seat count. These moves will be announced at least 24 hours in advance and information about these moves can be accessed at library.uncw.edu/news and on our Facebook page.
Towards the middle and end of April (tentatively), new workstations and chairs will be delivered to the LC3 area and finishing touches to wifi and electrical work will be performed. This may cause minor disruptions to library users. Notice of deliveries and work will be announced at least 24 hours in advance and information about these moves can be accessed at library.uncw.edu/news and on our Facebook page.
Finally, as the semester winds down, and following final exams, two collaborative study pods will be delivered and installed.
We look forward to your joining us for a small opening celebration for LC3. Details will be announced online and on social media.