December 22, 2011

A major renovation planned for Fondren Library Center will restore the Grand Reading Room (shown in rendering) for use by all, while also creating a Special Collections Reading Room and a gallery space for public programming. These rooms will be signature spaces for scholarly pursuit and will honor the architectural tradition of the campus, according to Gillian M. McCombs, dean and director of Central University Libraries (CUL). The project also incorporates several amenities for students, including a collaborative learning suite and a café/browsing area. While utilizing the existing footprint of the complex, the proposed renovation increases user spaces, technology access, public programming capabilities and other improvements. Funds are now being raised to support the project. To make a contribution or for more information, contact Paulette Mulry ’83, CUL director of development, 214-768-1741.