Golda Meir Library Renovation
Transforming the Libraries
The UWM Libraries are key to the academic success of our students and the research endeavors of our faculty, and it is imperative that we keep pace with information and learning needs in a rapidly changing world. One of the ways we are working toward this goal is to initiate a transformative renovation of the library’s west wing, our first major construction project in 20 years.
The centerpiece of the project is the Learning Commons, with a flexible, open design allowing students to study and learn the way they do today—collaboratively. Group study rooms, a technology-rich environment, and a café will provide vibrant and engaging learning spaces for students to gather, interact, and work together.
Construction is currently slated to begin in October 2008, with the Learning Commons set to open in late fall semester 2009.
Let me assure you that the Libraries will remain open during the renovation although we will be moving some of our services (including circulation and reference) during the project. We will strive to continue to provide outstanding services.
Links on this page access an overview of the renovation, drawings and plans, and, when construction begins, updates and photographs.
We are very excited about this critically-needed project and the ways it will advance the campus mission for students, faculty and staff, and the community.
Director of Libraries