New B.E.S.T. Library
The new academic year marks a terrifically exciting moment for the Miami University Libraries: the opening of the new Business, Engineering, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Library in Laws Hall. Replacing the 33-year old Brill Science Library, the new facility will house print collections, specialty subject services and library staff for the natural sciences including psychology and physical geography, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Farmer School of Business.
The space features:
- Approximately 40 public computers, PC and Mac with software to support academic programs and coursework.
- Seven group study rooms, two equipped with Epson projectors/electronic whiteboards, plus additional study rooms and graduate and honors reading rooms on the second floor.
- A 36-seat library instruction room (the campus' first equipped with all-digital technology) for hands-on training and practice.
- A "simulated board room" equipped with videoconferencing capability.
- Compact shelving for the print collection
- Some parts of the print collection, particularly the print journals, will not be housed at Laws but will be made available "direct-to-your-desktop" with an online request system. Most of our remaining print journal subscriptions are being transferred to online format.
- And the same dedicated librarians and staff members of the Brill Science Library with the key additions of Business Librarian Susan Hurst and Psychology Librarian Eli Sullivan.
The facility opens Monday, August 22nd - come have a look! We look forward to working with you in our new digs.