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The odyssey of our transition from Library to Learning Commons is now coming to an end

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

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Student Success Centre

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!

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A completely new addition to the Library: the Learning Commons will be home to a café!

Come September you will be able to fuel your studying with gourmet bagels, grilled cheese and coffee!

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ITS Helpdesk will conveniently be located on the 1st floor of the new Library Learning Commons!

Help, where you most need it! You will find the same great services at the ITS Helpdesk once it moves into the Library Learning Commons! To learn more about ITS services please visit their website.

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Preview of the study areas

We can’t wait for the new Learning Commons to open in September! Here’s a preview of the modern and varied study spaces you can expect to find!

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Preview of the Reference Room

What you loved most about the Reference Room will be back in September!

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Preview of the Writing Centre

The Writing Centre has been temporarily housed in MacKinnon 125 for the past year or more but will re-join the Library when the new Learning Commons opens in September of 2018! For more info about the Writing Centre – including to book an appointment please visit their website.

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On April 13th, librarians, staff and members from other stakeholder groups had a tour of the construction site

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to invite you to tour our new Learning Commons this coming Friday, April 13th, at 4:00 p.m.  We will meet at the back of the building where the office of the University Librarian was located before renovation began. Celine Jury will be our guide.  Some parts of the building are … Continue reading On April 13th, librarians, staff and members from other stakeholder groups had a tour of the construction site

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Furniture Preview

Samples and pictures of the furniture for our new Library Learning Commons were on display in the Centennial Theatre Lobby February 28th and March 1st – 2nd. This furniture was chosen by our architects. Their choices reflect the results of wide consultation of librarians, library staff and other stakeholders in the integrated design process as … Continue reading Furniture Preview

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What is the Agora for? Everything!

Connecting the two floors of the Library Learning Commons, the Agora will without a doubt be one of your favorite spots. The Agora will be a versatile space that will be used by students, faculty and staff in many ways. You may attend a special event at the Agora, meet with your friends, get some … Continue reading What is the Agora for? Everything!

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November update on the Learning Commons project

Dear Colleagues, I write with a brief update on the Learning Commons project. Renovation of the Library remains on schedule and on budget. The new front windows have now been installed and work on the roof is scheduled to be finished by Christmas. Beginning this week, the contractor will be installing new windows for the … Continue reading November update on the Learning Commons project

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Closure of the pathway between the Library and Pollack until the end of construction

Good Afternoon, Please note that the construction of the Learning Commons started earlier this week and will go on for about a year. For safety reasons, the pathway between the Library and Pollack will be closed until the end of construction. Also, please be advised that noisy works (demolition of the main entrance stairs) will … Continue reading Closure of the pathway between the Library and Pollack until the end of construction

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Update on the Learning Commons Project

Dear Colleagues, I write with a brief update on the Learning Commons Project. The first (demolition) phase of the renovation is now complete.  Library employees and representatives of user groups toured the cleared space on May 10th.  At the end of the tour, the project’s Executive Committee gave a comprehensive update on consultation, funding, life … Continue reading Update on the Learning Commons Project

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Major Infrastructure Investments at Bishop’s

Dear Community members, This morning at 10:30 a.m., the honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Francophonie, and Quebec Minister responsible for Higher Education Hélène David, our local Members of the National Assembly, Guy Hardy (St-François) and Minister of Culture and Communications Luc Fortin (Sherbrooke) will be on campus … Continue reading Major Infrastructure Investments at Bishop’s

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