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Winthrop’s Dacus library to undergo nearly $1M renovations

Starting Tuesday, Winthrop’s Dacus Library is set to undergo nearly 1-million dollars in renovation.

Library services Dean Mark Herring tells WRHI the upgrades are designed to adapt the 40-year-old structure on Oakland Avenue to better suit the current needs of students

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Herring says that despite public perception that libraries have outlived their usefulness, patron traffic at the Dacus library is now at an all-time high.

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Herring says the main floor’s reference desk, a separate circulation desk and two-thirds of the library’s shelving will disappear, making room for additional group study rooms, tech booth and a new combined reference and circulation desk.

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Herring says despite future plans for a new library in the center of the school’s campus, the upgrade was badly needed.

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Herring says this summer’s work will allow the library to transition from a full print environment to a full electronic operation he says there’s “no doubt” that this is the direction academic libraries are headed.

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