Southern Connecticut State University, Buley Library New Haven, Connecticut

Located directly inside the library's main entrance, the Learning Commons includes group work areas, individual workstations, lounge seating, email stations, a reference help desk, an Information Technology service desk and computer lab.

  • Location

    New Haven, Connecticut

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  • Client

    Southern Connecticut State University

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  • Size

    120,000 SF

Six study rooms surround the Learning Commons with windows overlooking the quad and the student center. Collaborative learning is encouraged through the use of multi-media. Electronic information is accessible throughout the building. Additionally, studying is made easier through a self-checkout station for printed materials. The interior incorporates an open design encouraging gathering and liveliness. An art gallery, career consulting offices, Autism Center, cyber café, rare book room/special collections, and 24-hour study spaces are other unique programmatic elements in the Buley Library.

The building serves as the central location for multiple library and information technology departments bringing both faculty and students to one place. The programmatic spaces of the library compliment the activity occurring in the adjacent Student Center.