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Collaborative Commons is a renovated area in the PCL. Drag the slider to reveal before and after views.

Today’s UT Libraries: innovative, collaborative, and more relevant than ever

The University of Texas Libraries doesn’t just house books. It is home to all kinds of information that is fundamental to learning and discovery. The world is changing rapidly, and the dissemination of information even more rapidly. In order to best serve our users, we need spaces that meet modern needs.

A New Space for a Changing World

Collaborative CommonsThe Learning Commons: a new space that will connect students with campus experts in research, writing, speech, and digital media technology. Revamping our learning spaces will improve student success, retention, and graduation rates. Make no mistake, it’s not about new furniture. The Think Space Initiative is about creating a stimulating, supportive and collaborative environment that enhances student and faculty success.

 

Given today’s financial realities, appropriations from the Texas Legislature and revenue from the Permanent University Fund are likely to remain flat at best. The fact is, we can no longer rely solely on shrinking state support to fully fund the needs of our students, faculty, and researchers.

Your support and involvement are crucial.

Name a Space

Investing in UT Libraries enhances the student experience. Hover over the following naming opportunities for a description of each project.
 

The Learning Commons connects students with campus experts in research, writing, speech, and digital media technology, and will also provide a venue for individual and multidisciplinary inquiry and creation.

A $4 million Gift

The Collaborative Commons provides students with an environment that inspires creativity and facilitates productivity through access to technology.

A $500,000 Gift

Technology-enhanced classrooms available for use by faculty and staff from all disciplines with classes on research, information literacy, finding evidence and writing arguments, oral communication, plagiarism and academic study skills.

A $250,000 Gift

Access to state-of-the-art technology to assist students in creating presentations, media production, gaming projects and collaborative assignments.

A $175,000 Gift

Provide state-of-the-art technology in group study space for students to collaboration on presentations, practice presentations, and jointly work on assignments.

A $50,000 Gift

 

Transform a Space

Helping students succeed doesn’t have to cost six-figures.
 
  1. $1,300

    Think Space Chair with Sidetable

    Lounge Chair and Side Table

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

  2. $3,000

    Think Space Low Table with Rolling Chairs

    Low Tables with Rolling Chairs

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

  3. $3,000

    Think Space Tall Table with Chairs

    Tall Table with Chairs

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

  4. $5,000

    Think Space Collaborative Booths

    Collaborative Booth

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

  5. $22,000

    Think Space MediaScape Open Studio

    Media:Scape Open Studio

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

  6. $28,000

    Think Space MediaScape Lounge

    Media:Scape Lounge

    Gifts may be made toward the purchase of this item. You do not have to give the total amount. Partial gifts are encouraged and appreciated.

 

Gifts can be made by multiple donors and paid over a period of time. For a tour or more information on naming a space in the library, please contact Gregory Perrin, chief development officer at 512-495-4349 or via email at perring@austin.utexas.edu.