The two level, 31,000 SF Clark Family Library was constructed in the early 1960’s and has had only minor modifcations since then. The master plan evaluated both the infrastructure and the function of the facility and provided for updating all of the facility’s infrastructure. The plan converts the entry level into a modern information commons to promote active and passive information engagement as well as collaborative learning.
The lower level includes open individual and collaborative seating for study aided by technology, quiet/ group study rooms, technology class room, and the special collection Walker Room. It also includes a small print collection, AV and current periodicals. The circulating collection occupies the lower level with quiet study space around the perimeter. The archives area was moved to the south side of the lower level. It was expanded to included a larger collection area as well as a viewing room and a work area and offices for the archivists.