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Editorial: Library renovations worth the wait

After 191 days of construction and limited access to the building, this spring semester finally unveiled the renovations of Odum Library, and the wait was well worth it.

The front entrance portion of the second floor has upgraded into a sleek and modernized study space that invites students to come in and be productive.

Refurbished study rooms now have glass walls and are decorated with cushioned seats, new tables, and technology. Students now have study rooms accommodated with electronic boards perfect for any studying situations.

On the left wing, the two rows of computers have been updated with six fancy privatized work desks. The right wing eliminated the book shelves and added long comfortable couches, new tables, office chairs, and desks with computers around the pillars of the library’s architecture.

A repeating issue before the renovation was the availability of study rooms. But with the increase of rooms as well as the new furniture, there looks to be ample amount of the space for students to study in peace with or without a room.

One of the goals from this renovation was to make the library an attractive place that students would want to go to. That goal seems to have been achieved, as many students are already taking advantage of the new additions during the first week of the semester.

The feng shui on the renovated floor is impressive to say the least, the modern design has drastically transformed the library’s atmosphere for the better. It would only seem logical to continue these same renovations throughout the rest of Odum.

Hopefully the next renovation doesn’t intrude on an entire semester and inconvenience students once again.

This editorial was written by a member of the editorial staff and expresses the general opinion of The Spectator.

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