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Walter Schroeder Library Makeover: About the Makeover

Library Makeover

About the Makeover

This makeover is in direct response to student feedback concerning the need for additional group study and collaboration spaces, and is part of a continuous improvement strategic initiative to make the facility a welcoming and inviting student space that:

  • better accommodates a variety of student needs
  • includes new carpeting for the entire library
  • will add a new, open-concept library commons space on the second floor
    with most of the print book collections relocated to the first floor
  • features new collaborative furniture spaces, and various other updates


Temporary Service Interruptions and Closures

We are anticipating some temporary onsite service interruptions and closures. Every effort will be made to minimize these interruptions. Please be aware makeover-related noises may occur. If you desire absolute silence, you are advised to seek another location. We apologize for this inconvenience. We thank you for your patience as we work through the makeover.

The library makes available more than 320,000 e-books and more than 100,000 e-journals, as well as numerous other electronic resources. All electronic databases, resources, and services will be available during the makeover, via the library website.

Additional Information

Completed Updates

  • New library building front entrance
  • Repairs to windows on the north side of the building
  • Interior walls of the library have been painted
  • New carpet on the first and second floors of the library
  • Most of the print books – with the exception of the popular reading books and reference books – have been relocated to the first floor
  • Additional group study and collaborative spaces have been setup


Makeover Work Still in Progress

  • A technology upgrade has been scheduled for the Schroeder Room in August that will include lecture capture and video conferencing.
  • New library collaborative furniture – primarily booth seating – has been selected and ordered, and is scheduled to arrive at the end of August.
  • IT is scheduled to install a new color-only printer in August.

View our progress photos and the makeover blog for more details and additional information.


Contact Us

Main Telephone: 414-277-7182


Gary Shimek, Director of the Library