A renovated library that supports evolving technology and accommodates varying modes of learning and studying.

The vision for the renovated Hicks Library is that of an open space, with a hospitality flare, that welcomes students into the space and makes them feel at home. Collaborative study tables are provided or students can grab a spot on the sofa to take a moment and regroup before heading to class. Technology was also driving force of the space, with abundant access to power, wireless network, and computer stations.

Hicks Undergraduate Library

Location West Lafayette, IN
Size 27,482 sq. ft.
Status Completed 2013
Applications Learning Commons
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The design of the Hicks undergraduate Library is responsive to student needs for different types of study spaces for both group work and individual quiet study, and supportive of today’s technology, as well as open, colorful, and visually welcoming. Student response has been enthusiastic and usage of this space is at an all-time high.

Nancy S. Hewison, MS, Associate Dean for Planning & Administration, Purdue University Libraries