Renovation Project to Transform Cravens 4th Floor


WKU Libraries is transforming spaces and trading places on the fourth floor of Cravens to develop a new Information Commons area for its students, faculty, and staff. Effective Friday, September 28 at 4:30 pm to January 2, 2013, the entrance to Cravens 4th floor will be closed and individuals needing library services will use the Java City/Helm entrance.

“Patrons may have already noticed books, tables, chairs, and other items disappearing from the floor,” said Connie Foster, Interim Dean of WKU Libraries.

The newly redesigned floor will have varied and flexible seating, collaborative areas for study, 28 computers, two email stations, four laptop charging stations, and a fresh updated look.

Access to Cravens’ floors 5-9 will be available from the 2nd floor of Helm. Beginning Wednesday, September 26, Circulation Services will be relocated to Helm 1st floor next to the Reference Desk. In addition, The Writing Center will also be moved to the same area in Helm. Any student needing disability accommodations can call 745-3951 for assistance.

“We apologize for this interruption during the semester but our goal is to open by January and realize a very inviting, functional, and updated library environment for the future,” said Foster.

Patrons can check out the library’s website for updates at

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