by Lidia Koelbel 1. October 2011 14:26




Win a $100.00 visa giftcard




have the Law Library implement one of your ideas

 at our brand new two-story Library


at One North Central!!




Submit your suggestions for


out-of-the-box ideas


you would like the Law Library to


put in place.


An example is a quiet relaxation room where students can take naps while listening to soothing sounds.





The selection committee will review all submissions made on our Footnotes blog and pick 1 (one) winner


by October 31st, 2011.  Other ideas may be implemented but only 1 (one) prize will be awarded.



  Submit your entries by commenting on this post.


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Comments (11) -

Aja Howse
Aja Howse United States
10/9/2011 2:17:00 AM #

Some ideas I had for the new library:

1. A snack bar area with vending machines and a kitchen (including a fridge, stove, coffee maker and microwave). Or a coffee stand with baristas who provide fresh coffee at low prices.

2. A food court or restaurant.

3. A daycare center/playroom for students who have children.

4. A series of knowledge bars with tv screens that hook up to the computer.

5. A recreation room for stress release with couches, tv, video games, dvds, and dvd player (movie theater).

6. An automated barcode scanner that allows students to renew their books on their own in a second without having to keep coming to circulation to check in the book and check it back out.

7. A place where students can donate their old casebooks and supplements to the library in exchange for a free pass on overdue books.

8. A contest where the students who have the least amount of overdue notices gets a free book or gift certificate.

9. A bookstore where students can actually buy used books that students have donated or that the library doesn't need.

10. A room to take naps.

11. A 24/7 open area where students can stay and keep studying even after the library closes.

12. A change machine that gives you change after putting bills in for student who might night change for parking meters.

13. A fitness center.

14. Fax machine and scanner that students can use.

Kristin Mallory
Kristin Mallory United States
10/12/2011 11:27:19 AM #

It would be interesting to have either an:

art room
a music room
or a combination.

Just some place where creative students can de-stress by drawing, painting, sculpting, playing a keyboard (with headphones of course).

I would also like to see more of a "logic" area that is more inclusive than just the puzzle tables.  Find things like white boards with sudoku puzzles, crosswords, numbers games - and maybe have other books with riddles and games for students to use.

Kristin Mallory
Kristin Mallory United States
10/13/2011 10:27:43 AM #

I would also like to see a "multi-language" cultural area of the library where there would be resources for students to learn another language and practice those that they already know.

Dana Boxmeyer
Dana Boxmeyer United States
10/17/2011 5:11:20 PM #

What I think would be great at the new library are small, one person rooms that have a recliner (preferably a massaging recliner). The rooms can be closed off by a curtain or something like that. Quiet and relaxing.

If you have ever had service on a car done at Camelback Toyota, you will know what I am talking about.

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson United States
10/19/2011 10:29:44 AM #

How about small two person quite study rooms like ASU's library has in addition to the larger study rooms.

Sandra Anderson
Sandra Anderson United States
10/19/2011 10:30:37 AM #

How about small two person quiet study rooms in addition to group study rooms like the ASU's library has.  

Elizabeth Terrazas
Elizabeth Terrazas United States
10/24/2011 1:47:34 PM #

1.  Bookstore or area where students can exchange/sell textbooks, supplemental materials (e.g. study aids) they no longer need.  Current students who are looking for these products can go to this bookstore/area first before having to buy from and outside vendor (e.g. Amazon). The bookstore/are can be set up on a credit voucher system.

2. System to reserve books when the book is not available (e.g. checked out by another student).

3. Individual chairs with outlets so students can  charge phones, laptops, etc. while reading.  Also, individual chairs would have could have foldable table to use.

Keovonne Wilson
Keovonne Wilson United States
10/25/2011 12:43:21 PM #

I think a text book exchange program would be great. Leave-a-book-take-a-book. It could also include supplements.

Also "Open Study Group"  sign up. Students can utilize a dedicated board to post the subjects they want to study (w/time and date) and invite others via a posting .

The PSL Library should also have a coffee bar. They could serve coffee (and some of its many variations) and warm snacks.

Andrea M. Hill
Andrea M. Hill United States
10/25/2011 10:27:46 PM #

Labeling the stacks with categories in addition to the call numbers would be really helpful.  More labeling throughout the library would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Paul Morton
Paul Morton United States
10/26/2011 11:56:05 AM #

Some type of flag or indicator outside the study rooms so that a person could see, at quick glance, which rooms are filled and which are not; without having to go past each one to find out individually.

Sarah Hicks
Sarah Hicks United States
10/30/2011 12:10:12 PM #

Here are a few more ideas:
1.  more plants= more oxygen= brain power.
2.  vending machine with emergency supplies- pencils, erasers, highlighters, headphones, etc.
3.  charger check-out:  a selection of the most common computer and phone chargers that can be checked out from the circ desk.  

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