Library Environments

Who we are

What we do

We work to improve the in-person library experience by making our buildings more functional, welcoming, and accessible. We do this by assessing critical needs, evaluating and designing service and space improvements, and gathering and analyzing data about our services, spaces, and collections. 

Our work impacts public and library staff spaces and services. In our projects, we apply skills and expertise in data collection and analysis, user and participatory research methods, service and space design, and process and workflow analysis. Our projects and initiatives involve staff from across the library and members of our campus communities. We partner with Library Facilities to design and execute building projects from full-floor renovations to office moves and our wayfinding strategy. 

Our department regularly works with students interested in learning space design or user research through course projects and internships, especially with the School of Information and the Taubman College of Architecture and Engineering.

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