What We're Doing: The library is designing and installing charging stations and furniture in a variety of styles and locations throughout the building.
Why We're Doing It: Lied Library currently lacks adequate availability of easily accessible power outlets. Heavy furniture is frequently dragged to power sources in order to plug in personal devices, creating dangerous tripping hazards from cords and exposed holes in floors from unsecured power outlets. Additionally, library equipment is frequently unplugged by users in order to gain access to much-needed power. The "before" photos below show that challenges that users face when needing to recharge.
How You'll Benefit: Charging stations and additional power outlets will allow users to plug in personal devices easily and safely.
Planning: Summer 2013 – Spring 2015.
Installation: Spring 2014 – Spring 2015.
Availability: Spring 2014 – Spring 2015.