The Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library has reconfigured its physical space to be more conducive for students to gather. The library has relocated all books from its main floor to the Reading Room, freeing up more than 3,400 square feet of space for studying and collaboration.
All books in the Science and Engineering Library’s collection remain on site in the Reading Room, located in 3206, with the exception of items on reserve for classes or in offsite storage at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries Annex.
To find the Reading Room, visitors should enter the Science and Engineering Library through the double doors marked “3205” and proceed toward the back wall, then follow the signage directing them to the Reading Room. They also may inquire at the main desk.
“For the last several years, we have continuously worked to improve the Science and Engineering Library’s spaces for our students. Reducing the footprint of the book collection to one room is the latest step in a process that has added much-needed seating, improved access to power sources and made the library more attractive and comfortable for our users,” said Honora Eskridge, associate university librarian for research and campus libraries and director of the Science and Engineering Library. “Students also can look forward to new furniture arriving later this year to fill the newly open space on the main floor.”
For more about the Heard Libraries, visit library.vanderbilt.edu.