Renovations Underway on the Fourth Floor of Langsam Library.

service desk sketch

Sketch of new service desk.

Students starting classes Monday will be met with construction and an enhanced classroom in Langsam Library.

Once completed, the renovations will provide more collaborative, flexible and comfortable work spaces to do research and to study in Langsam, as well as offer improved access to enhanced technology. Work began this summer with the renovation of the Langsam classroom 462 and will continue throughout the fall semester on the fourth floor of the library.

As a result of the construction, The Desk@Langsam (the main service desk) has been moved to just beyond the main staircase. Signs and way finding lead users to the temporary desk location. All other Langsam Library services and spaces remain open and available for use at this time.

More about the renovations:


Enhanced 462

Active Learning Classroom 462: The renovated classroom has been enlarged and features a curved, glass wall for added visibility. New furniture features six large display screens connected to a main projection screen. Wireless access will allow for seamless connectivity to the Internet with laptops. The renovations to Langsam 462 are part of a university pilot project to create an active learning classroom. Four UC professors will use and test the enhanced classroom and provide feedback for use in planning similar spaces across campus.

Langsam 400 Level Projects: What were formerly two service desks located at the entrance of Langsam Library will be reduced to one desk, simplifying point-of-service for users. The Learning Commons (a.k.a. Info Commons) will undergo dramatic change with new comfortable and modular furniture, a central space for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Popular Reading Collection, new public computers and wrapping of the concrete columns to provide additional way finding. The current Student Technology Resources Center (STRC) service desk will be moved up to be more accessible and to provide technical support for all of the fourth floor.

learning commons sketch

Sketch of renovation Learning Commons

For more about the renovations plan to Langsam and other library spaces, read the recent Source article.