Is It a Library? A Student Center? The Athenaeum Opens at Goucher College

Joey Pulone for The Chronicle

Goucher College's new library includes traditional spaces like computer labs as well as a restaurant, an art gallery, and exercise equipment. "The Athenaeum will be the student center that Goucher really needed," one student says.
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Today's academic-library buildings, more than any other campus structures, have to be all things to all people—places where social and intellectual pursuits collide, places that serve the community and the individual simultaneously. Dig into a...

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