In a Fall 2011 survey we asked the question: “What three improvements to library spaces would best enhance your research or scholarship?” Of the options provided, most in the MIT community wanted…
- more library hours
- more tables with power strips
- more quiet spaces
- more comfortable seating
- access to food and drink
…and we’ve made improvements based on your feedback:
- The Libraries are open approximately 750 more hours this academic year than in the Fall of 2011 when the survey took place.
- In Rotch Library, power outlets have been installed in the reading room and map areas, and comfortable seating has been expanded.
- You can now bring snacks and covered beverages into the library. See our new food and drink policy.
- Barker Library‘s reading room will soon offer a 24/7 access after an extensive renovation. This will more than triple the amount of space currently available in the Libraries for 24/7 study.
- And we’ve designated several quiet and collaborative spaces. Several group study rooms can be reserved in advance and offer LCD screens with laptop connectors, and video conferencing capabilities.