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McKeldin Library Opens New Reading Room

Posted: Feb 01, 2016

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As a quiet counterpoint to the noisy Terrapin Learning Commons, McKeldin Library now boasts a light-filled, classic-style reading room for students and researchers.  

The room features:

  •  Large wooden tables with room to spread out
  •  Chairs to accommodate nearly 100 users
  •  Individual task lamps and new overhead lighting
  •  Dozens of electrical outlets and USB ports
  •  Soft seating for casual reading or quiet conversation
  •  New carpeting

Note: No food or drinks are permitted in this room. Water in spill-proof containers only.

Reading Room, McKeldin Library, 4th Floor


During construction, summer 2015


Originally constructed in 1958, with an addition built in 1993 to accommodate the university’s growing collections, McKeldin Library logs more than 1.2 million visits a year. The reading room is part of an ongoing effort to upgrade the library to meet the changing needs and expectations of today's students and faculty.