Bell Library Renovations Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Published: November 06, 2015

Bell Library Renovations Celebrated with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Mary and Jeff Bell Library announced the completion of a $1.5 million renovation project at a ribbon cutting ceremony and public celebration held on October 29.

“This renovation enhances the user experience by providing updated technology and flexible space,” said Dr. Catherine Rudowsky, Director of the Bell Library. “Libraries, as they were designed 20 to 30 years ago, do not fit with the evolving roles of libraries, with the changing formats of resources, the growth in services, and the behaviors and learning styles of students in current and future time.”

The library renovations included a new reference desk, two consultation rooms to promote in-depth research between librarians and students, a sound insulated “super quiet” study room, and a brown bag style café for study breaks and socializing. New furniture is multi-purpose and accommodating to individuals or large study groups and allows students to charge devices and share technology at the click of a button.

“It’s all about convenience,” said Jasmine Rodriguez, President of the Student Government Association. “We are always on our laptops, smartphones, the online database, and at the help desk. These renovations are going to help us immensely.”

These renovations are part of ongoing improvements and modernization plans for the library.

“Our ultimate goal and hope is that we have created a space worthy of the A&M-Corpus Christi community,” said Rudowsky. “We want the Bell Library to instill research and inspire creativity.”