California State University, Northridge officially opened the doors to a new era at the Delmar T. Oviatt Library when President Dianne F. Harrison and other campus leaders officially unveiled the Learning Commons with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 3
The new Learning Common was designed to cater to the new generation of students looking to study in a technologically advanced area. It has been outfitted with flexible workstations, enhanced study spaces featuring ergonomic furniture and an abundance of charging outlets for all the technology being used. There are also librarians offering research consultation, an Information Technology help desk, laptop and tablet checkout and a full-service Freudian Sip coffeehouse to help students meet their educational goals.
President Harrison — who addressed the nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and community members in attendance — noted that the changes in the library help prepare the university for the future. She called the newly remodeled library “modern, exciting, and transformative,” and added that the new area’s IT infrastructure will support research well into the next decade and beyond.
Along with the new Learning Commons, the library also remodeled its third floor to house a new space for the Learning Resource Center. The center provides students tutoring, test preparation support and writing assistance. After the ribbon cutting, attendees were invited to explore the LRC and the others of the newly remodeled library. The library has been serving the California State University, Northridge community since its opening in 1973.