Student Ambassadors

Library Information
Allendale Campus
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons
  • New facility opening in Fall of 2013!!!
  • Building is planned for 140,000 square feet, currently the Zumberge Library is 55,000 square feet
  • We needed an upgrade, Zumberge was designed for a campus with 5,000 students
  • Will increase our book collection to 150,000 books (Zumberge currently holds 140,000 books)
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) system will add another 600,000 books
  • Zumberge currently has seating for 500 students, the new library will have approximately 1,500 seats
  • Includes groups study rooms, quiet reading rooms, and labs

Facility Highlights

  • Includes IT Help Desk, which will answer computer questions
Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
  • Which assists with research assistance
  • Assistance with writing grants
Knowledge Market
  • Will have consultant stations for the Writing Center
  • With the help from the Communications Department, will help students prepare presentations with peer mentors
Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS)
  • It is an electronic arm that will retrieve the books that students are looking for
  • Can hold up to 600,000 books
  • The ASRS system will retrieve books within five minutes




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