The library on a college campus plays an important role, especially at a university that has such rigorous academic standards. It is the heart of campus and a neutral place between faculty, staff, and students of different departments, and should encourage cross-discipline discourse. It should also be a place that meets the expectations of the next generation of students.
The Arthur Lakes Library is the academic community’s intellectual and scholarly commons. It is the place where tis users pursue knowledge, whether virtually or in-person. It is the intellectual nexus of Colorado School of Mines and the broader community of Golden. The Library is a place where patrons can freely engage in learning, experimentation, and information discovery.
Overview: Project Description
The renovation of the Arthur Lakes Library will include a complete renovation of the existing building, including the replacement of some MEP systems and modernization of the 1995 elevator. It will also include the removal of a portion of the existing mezzanines and the 2nd floor at the mezzanine locations to provide a more inviting entry from the existing east entry and the new accessible west entry, and provide improved wayfinding throughout the building.