New Modern Library At Old Dominion Speaks Volumes

Monday, November 28, 2011

This is a library?

The sign out front says, "Perry Library." But, at first glance, a visitor might be excused for thinking he's in the wrong place.

Old Dominion University's main library just doesn't look much like a library anymore. A $10 million renovation and expansion transformed it into something more - something tailored to fast-changing learning styles in a multimedia world.

First off, where are the books? There are almost none left on the first floor. Thousands of volumes have been moved to the upper floors, along with the circulation desk. Some have been jettisoned.

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