Ainsworth Commons

Ainsworth study cubicles
The new study cubicles provide a place for group work

With help from a generous estate gift, the libraries recently remodeled a large room on the first floor of the J.D. Williams Library, which had previously housed the Library’s large microform collection. In its place the Library created a new modern study commons area. The more user-friendly, updated facility includes 6 new group work spaces, 18 additional computer workstations, a cell phone charging station and a large networked printer. The remodeled area has been named the Ainsworth Commons to honor donors Richard and Edith Wetzel Ainsworth. The couple’s estate provided close to $1 million for long-term library funding, with a portion going towards the commons project and the remainder being placed in an endowment.   

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