There are numerous opportunities in Atkins Library to create a lasting legacy by naming a study room, a creative technology space, some comfortable seating, or even the Atrium after a person of your choice. Below are some ideas to consider.
Group Study Rooms
The Library offers nearly 60 Group Study rooms, most of which are equipped with a computer and a whiteboard to facilitate group learning and presentations. Students reserve rooms online, which keeps them occupied almost continuously during the academic semesters.
Second Floor Technology Support area
Recognizing the growing importance of exposing students to emerging technologies, and encouraging the use of these technologies in building scholarship - the Library has devoted a large space on the second floor to supporting these needs. In addition to staffing a Technology Support Desk where students can get immediate assistance, we are also building a Visualization Lab to enhance student, faculty, and staff research and learning by connecting them with unique, large-scale visualization hardware and software. The Video Wall will allow users to interact with digital and large format content. Finally, we are also developing a Maker Space, which will have cutting edge technologies available for checkout to students for learning, experimentation, and ultimately integration into their course projects. Some of the items we plan to acquire are Raspberry Pi, GoPro cameras, 3D Printers, and 3D Scanners.
Graduate and Silent Study Room
This space is dedicated to the unique needs of the University’s 5,000+ Graduate Students. Surrounded by glass walls overlooking a beautiful campus vista, this newly renovated space is a quiet haven for intense concentration. Graduate students can store materials in lockers and spread out on Google-like hoteling desks.
The Library’s three-story Atrium presents a grand space as patrons enter the building. While its main purpose is for student study, the furniture is purposefully versatile - allowing this space to be used for large events and exhibits. This is an iconic space that students will remember fondly as “their library.”
If you would like to discuss other ways to contribute to the collections, facilities, technologies, services, or programs of Atkins Library that support our students, faculty, and researchers, please contact Betty Ladner by email or call 704-687-5001.