Modifications to all three levels of the
library will accommodate the increasing desire for students to gather
informally for research, discussion, and group study. Twenty-five group study rooms of varying sizes
will be created and a lounge on the upper level will provide students with a
greater variety of study space. In
addition to creating a second electronic classroom, plans are under way to
expand student seating from 667 to 865 seats. Over a 20-year period, the book
collection is expected to grow to a capacity of approximately 415,000 books.