HEC Paris library renovation starts on May 30

HEC library is in need of an update and as from May 30th, workers will begin the process of bringing a more modern and efficient interior space to the library. During that period, a temporary library will be open in I Building.

The library facelift aims to transform the spaces to create new collaborative facilities for students and faculty. The academic commons will continue to have different forms of print but patrons will also have access to more study rooms and meeting spaces. We won’t eliminate spots for quiet, individual study, but the renovated spaces will include more opportunities for working on group projects.

We’ll have new layout of books, walls and doorways will be removed or added to create new rooms, all public areas of the library will be painted, a new carpet installed and the lighting system will be retrofitted with energy-efficient fixtures. The desk will have a new look and feel and will be the single point for user interaction. Besides, a new “Lounge” area across the desk will host magazines, newspapers, video collections as well as tablets and iPads.

Most of the spaces will be flexible for learning and teaching spaces. They will be equipped with technological features (monitors, videoconference equipments…) and furniture that supports and reflects different learning and teaching styles, as well as blended learning and self-learning.

The plan is to renovate the entire interior of the library and the new layout will make the library much more accessible with brand new furniture, great fabrics and colors. We believe students will be very impressed upon seeing the results of the renovation. It will give the library a modern and fresh look and hopefully, patrons will want to go in, study, read and do projects.

During the works period, a Temporary Library will be open in Building I (see map below), where librarians will provide research assistance, textbooks loan and access to financial databases.

Capture d’écran 2016-05-21 à 11.32.30From 6th June to 29th July and from 16th August to 19th September:

Temporary Library in Building I, open from 9am to 6pm.

To get some assistance outside of these hours, you can email us: biblio@hec.fr or chat on our website: http://www.hec.edu/Library

Books will be to return to Building I. Access to books will be limited there, so try to pick up what you need by 28th May!