chapter  10
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Reimagining Space for Learning in the University Library

ByPeter Jamieson

The central campus library is a barometer of the educational character of a higher education institution. The physical form and architectural quality of the library says much about a university’s understanding of itself as a higher education institution and how it understands learning (Edwards 2000). Within the library the quality, quantity, and allocation of the physical space reveals the institution’s priorities in regard to core activities such as research, teaching, and undergraduate learning (Strange and Banning 2001).