Learning Commons Transformation Homepage / Library Learning Commons / Learning Commons Transformation Learning Commons Transformation Procedure for Deselection at Bishop's University Library News Funding Sources FAQ Contact Renovations at Bishop’s University’s John Bassett Memorial Library have begun! The Library will undergo a $17 million renovation transforming it into a Learning Commons scheduled to open September 2018. Learning Commons Transformation The Learning Commons project reflects the key values we espouse at Bishop’s University: our liberal education approach facilitates learning journeys that are curiosity-driven, transformational, and rigorous for all members of our community. In the past 15 years, many educational institutions (especially in higher education) have reimagined the role of the library as a learning commons – a central space for research, collaboration, and exploration. The Learning Commons at Bishop’s University is designed to explore the rich intersections between learning, space, and technology. The John Bassett Library is in the process of being transformed into a 21st century hub for knowledge creation, knowledge mobilization, and knowledge sharing. The Learning Commons will help us as we aspire to be the institution of choice for outstanding young people seeking academic excellence and a comprehensive undergraduate experience in a community that instills confidence, courage, and a sense of responsibility in its students. Important Events & Dates Until mid November 2017 Consultation and Selection of Furniture Until March 2018 Deselection Period for the Collection July-August 2018 Move of the library into the new building Monday, August 20, 2018 Grand Opening of the Learning Commons The Library Learning Commons will open its doors on Monday, August 20, 2018. Until then, you will have exclusive access to previews of the different spaces that will be inside the commons. Stay tuned on this web page and on Facebook. Latest News The odyssey of our transition from Library to Learning Commons is now coming to an end Posted: June 18, 2018 Dear Colleagues, The odyssey of our transition from Library to Learning Commons is now coming to an end. If you’ve been in the quad since Convocation weekend, you will have seen that the landscaping around the renovated building is now nearly finished. Inside, many spaces in the wings of the building are ready to welcome … Continue reading The odyssey of our transition from Library to Learning Commons is now coming to an end → Student Success Centre Posted: June 10, 2018 Located near the Writing Centre on the 2nd floor of the new Library Learning Commons, the Student Success Centre will regroup services targeted to students such as peer mentoring, international peer mentoring, club spaces, drop-in times with the SRC and more! A completely new addition to the Library: the Learning Commons will be home to a café! Posted: June 5, 2018 Come September you will be able to fuel your studying with gourmet bagels, grilled cheese and coffee!