Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia
Serving the university’s students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community, the new library is located at the geographic heart and pedestrian crossroads of the campus and creates a new destination for learning and scholarship. The building’s glass entrance rotunda creates a welcoming “lantern” for students to learn and gather and also functions as a venue for events and exhibits. The Information Commons serves as a formal computer lab as well as an informal gathering place and internet café with food service. In addition to a circulation collection of 500,000 volumes, Brooks Library offers archive spaces, computer resource labs, media services/copy center, group study rooms, student multi-media lab, technology classroom for library instruction, and technology assistance spaces.