Research Library Renovation
The UCLA Library has completed renovations to the first floor and lower level of the Research Library. The first phase, which focused on the lower level, was completed in December 2009. The second phase, which focused on the first floor, reopened to users in stages beginning September 19, 2011.
The renovations have turned the major public spaces of this classic midcentury design by A. Quincy Jones into a research library for the twenty-first century. Enhanced facilities offer students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences comfortable, innovative spaces in which to study and conduct research as well as places for collaboration, exchange, and contemplation. Descriptions of each element are available via the links in the column to the left; a virtual fly-through of the first-floor redesign is also available.
Recent Media Coverage
- "Solutions and Services," American Libraries , July/August 2012
- "Dual Mode," Metropolis Magazine, July 2012
- "UCLA Young Research Library Renovations," College and Research Libraries News, April 2012
- "UC Library Renovations Double Visitors," Library Journal, February 29, 2012
- "Green Construction Surges at UCLA, Cutting Energy Bills," UCLA Today, January 19, 2012
- "Project Buzz: UCLA Library Renovation by Perkins+Will," Otto Architecture and Design blog, January 6, 2012
- "Writers Take On a Novel Project," UCLA Daily Bruin, November 14, 2011
- "Looking Young Again," UCLA Daily Bruin, October 12, 2011
- "Featured Study Spot: [Charles E.] Young Research Library," UCLA Life blog, October 5, 2011
- "Cafe 451, Named for Author Ray Bradbury's Book, To Open in Charles E. Young Research Library this Fall," UCLA Daily Bruin, September 16, 2011