After a year of construction, Gelman library opened their new entrance floor to the public on Monday.
The space boasts new amenities to meet modern students’ needs, such as more outlets to recharge laptops, and technology enabled study rooms.
The new space, which was partially funded by the Class of 2010’s senior class gift, also includes a digital media lab where students will be able to check out digital video cameras, and then edit the footage on computers equipped with Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Creative Suite. A digital visualization room will allow students to view data, molecular structures, and more on a 3D screen.
Students will also have access to five new technology-enabled study rooms equipped with large monitors that can be connected to laptops to make collaboration on group projects easier.
The new entrance floor also provides a design upgrade that focuses on natural light and open spaces, which is evident in the floor’s new laptop bars and snack lounge. The space also features two water bottle refill stations.
The University Writing Center and the Library Help Desk have also moved to the new entrance floor.
We stopped by Gelman, and loved it so much, we had to tweet about it:
— GW Alumni (@GWAlumni) August 12, 2013
Remember, your Alumni GWorld Card gives you access to the Gelman Library.