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U of M’s Dafoe Library Reopening on Thursday

January 16, 2013 8:55 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Elizabeth Dafoe Library (UMANITOBA.CA)

Elizabeth Dafoe Library (UMANITOBA.CA)

The University of Manitoba’s Elizabeth Dafoe Library will formally reopen on Thursday after extensive renovations.

The $5.5 million redesign includes stylish furniture, self-serve kiosks, collaborative media space and a one-stop service desk. Students will have more study areas and computer workstations, teaching spaces, and warm, energy efficient lighting. LM Architectural Group designed the space, which features a new entrance.

“The redevelopment of the Dafoe Library provides students, faculty and staff a modern, inviting, and welcoming hub for learning,” said president and vice-chancellor David Barnard. “This investment builds on recent transformative changes that make our university an even better place to live, study, work, discover and play.”

The formal reopening of the library will begin at 11 a.m. at 25 Chancellors Circle on the Fort Garry Campus.

— Staff