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Photo Essay: Drexel Libraries Renovates 1st Floor of W. W. Hagerty Library

October 2, 2019

In September 2019, the Drexel Libraries replaced furnishings on the first floor of the W. W. Hagerty Library. Two USGA student officers—Blake Brown and Cat Gotsiridze—spearheaded the redesign proposal, which they developed based on student feedback gathered through surveys and small focus groups.

The students worked closely with Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries; Ann Yurcaba, the Libraries’ Administrative Services Director; and Gail Holmes, Director of Interiors, Planning, Design and Construction from University Facilities, to finalize the plans. Capital funds already authorized for Library renovations funded the project.

Stay tuned for details about an informal reception to recognize the collaborative hard work and support from USGA!

Students sit around new tables and chairs in the Hagerty Library
Versatile triangular tables for collaboration or working alongside others replaced many of the rectangular study tables on the first floor.


students sit at new study carrels in the Hagerty Library
New furnishings include private study carrels.


Students sit at new study carrels in the Hagerty Library
This new layout offers students more individual study spaces where they can use their personal devices, or they can borrow one of the circulating laptops and portable chargers available in the kiosks in the Dragons’ Learning Den.


Students sit at new tables with privacy screens in the Hagerty Library
The project replaced the old hub furniture and desktop computers previously located in the center of the first floor with bench-style seating.