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Odegaard Library: Ready for students!

Grays Harbor Memories

Following a year of construction, the UW opened a newly-renovated Odegaard Library earlier this summer.

After a $16 million renovation, the library is now equipped to serve students like never before.

Odegaard now has an integrated writing and research center, two new active learning classrooms, seven new group study rooms on the first floor, and an abundance of new technologies.

One of the biggest changes in the renovation was the removal of the main stairwell that was part of the library’s original 1972 design. A new central atrium replaced the staircase in the center of Odegaard.

“We love the visibility of this,” said Jill McKinstry, director of Odegaard. “During the day you’re able to see the work that’s going on. You can see other students meet with other students, and that’s inspiring.”

Read more in The Daily.

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