Six Library Facilities Closing After Spring ’17 Finals Week for Move to Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), is on schedule to open to the public Monday, August 7.
The WALC Center houses 27 collaborative active learning classrooms. After the end of the spring 2017 semester, the building will consolidate six of the nine science libraries to form the Library of Engineering and Science in one location at the heart of campus. The center will be a daily academic destination for approximately 5,000 Purdue students and faculty. (Read more about the background of the facility at www.lib.purdue.edu/walc/.)
After finals week, Libraries faculty and staff in the Chemistry; Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS); Engineering; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences; and Physics Libraries will begin the process of moving books and materials from their current locations on the West Lafayette campus to the new WALC or to other locations. The Chemistry; EAPS; Life Sciences; Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Sciences; and Physics Libraries will close at 5 p.m. Friday, May 5; the Engineering Library will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6.
Information about retrieving materials during the move to the WALC is forthcoming.
Follow the Purdue Libraries’ home page at www.lib.purdue.edu for updates.