Library Building

Front of Library Building
The AUS Library, a stunning state-of-the-art learning center, has been designed to meet a wide range of student and faculty information needs. The building utilizes a zoned approach that provides spaces for quiet study, group study, computing and technology-enriched learning, media viewing, browsing, and instruction. To see the library and it’s furnishings please go see the photo galleries below.

Library Facilities Include:

  • The technology-rich “Information Commons“, an integrated research and computing environment located on the ground and first floors. Equipment includes fast, powerful computers, scanners (A3 and A4), printers (b/w and color), and DVD burners. For more detailed information go to the Information Common’s Computer and Software pages.
  • 20 group study rooms with whiteboards and data/power connections for laptops.
  • Presentation practice rooms (4) with ceiling mounted projectors and laptop hookups.
  • No-Talking zones for those who need silent study spaces.
  • The Writing Center, providing one-on-one tutoring sessions to boost writing skills, is located on the ground floor of the library building.
  • Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center and a coffee counter are located just across from the library entrance.

For more information see our Rooms & Zones page.

Also part of the library building but not run by the library are the Faculty Center, and Testing Center.

Please see the Collections page for information on the library’s holdings and Exterior and Construction Photos below for an overview of this major construction project.

Building Photos:

Ceremonial Entrance

Exterior & Construction Photos

The AUS Library opened the doors to its new location in January 2006 after a 20 month long construction project. The following pictures highlight this building process from ground breaking to opening day.

 

 

Library Entrance

Ground Floor Photos

The library ground floor includes: the Information Commons, Circulation Services and 2 Teaching Labs for library instruction. This floor is generally buzzing with activity.

 

 

 

Reference and Research Help Desk

First Floor Photos

The first floor features the media collection, reference collection and the research help desk. Librarian’s and administration offices are also located on this floor. Other features include, special collections, a weekly rotating book display, leisure reading collection, group study rooms and photocopiers.

 

 

General Collection

Second Floor Photos

The second floor is home to the Archives, the general collection and a large area dedicated to quiet study. The second floor also includes library technical services.

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