Transforming HSU's Library

Knowledge ♦ Technology ♦ Innovation

We welcome the Class of 2020 with great enthusiasm for what our shared future holds. With about 5,000 visitors a day, the HSU Library serves as the campus learning-center of choice. As the Library undergoes Seismic Retrofit Project renovations, the Class of 2020 will witness not only the transformation of Library structures, but also of their learning experiences within them.

The HSU Library joins and leads the evolution of university libraries to support research and scholarship with collaborative workspaces, access to equipment and technology, digital publishing, internships, workshops, and a variety of services. Building creative learning environments and curating meaningful experiences is essential to student success and for a sustainable intellectual and entrepreneurial culture. Our current and future Student Centered Spaces provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities to learn, share, and innovate as a campus community.

Here at the HSU Library, students do more than access information online - they create it. That is our library of the future.

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Happening Now at the HSU Library

Spring 2016

  • Main Floor: Technology Help was moved next to Research Help
  • Main Floor: Digital Media Lab will open in Room 120
  • Second Floor: Opening of the CoLab in 205, an experimental teaching space and collaborative computing area and expansion of group study areas
  • Third Floor: Addition of seating in the quiet study areas along the windows

Summer 2016

  • Bracing the south columns
  • Replacing the roof
  • Painting the external walls
  • Third Floor: Addition of 20 new group study areas by relocating ½ print journals to basement.
  • Main Floor: Tutoring will be relocated to the Main Floor

Click here to see the HSU Library Renovation and Seismic Retrofit Timeline.

To learn more about HSU’s Library of the Future, go to Student Centered Spaces and the HSU Library Seismic Retrofit Project. For ways to support HSU’s Library of the Future, go to Giving to the HSU Library.