Construction Progress News & Updates

Rennovation 5th Floor

The renovation of the 5th floor of the Neustadt wing of Bizzell Memorial Library creates new opportunities for OU Libraries to showcase the University’s many treasures found in our special collections. The newly renovated space will house the History of Science Collections, the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books Collection, the Bass Business History Collection, and the Bizzell Bible Collection.

Now Open: Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center

The Peggy V. Helmerich Collaborative Learning Center on Lower Level 1 of Bizzell Memorial Library is now open!

May 2014: Collaborative Learning Center Construction Progress

For those following our progress on the Bizzell Lower Level 1 Collaborative Learning Center construction, here are the latest photos.

April 2014: Collaborative Learning Center Construction Progress

For those following our progress on the Bizzell Lower Level 1 Collaborative Learning Center construction, here are the latest photos.

March 2014 Progress on the Collaborative Learning Center

For those of you who have been in Bizzell recently during the day, you have probably heard a lot of loud noises echoing throughout the building.

The Latest Photos of the Collaborative Learning Center

We have received new photos from Manhattan so we can all get the latest sneak peak from behind the construction wall on Lower Level 1 of Bizzell Memorial Library.

Behind the Blue Wall – Collaborative Learning Center in Progress

For those of you following our progress on the Collaborative Learning Center being created on Lower Level 1 of Bizzell’s Neustadt wing, we thought you might like to get a peak of the work going on behind the blue wall.  Here are some recent images so you can see how we’re progressing:

Collaborative Learning Center VIDEO

Want to learn more about Dean Luce’s vision for the Collaborative Learning Center? 

Where did we move the stuff?

If you’re just returning to Bizzell after a nice summer break, you’ll probably notice we had to move some of our services and resources to clear the area on LL1 for renovation.  Here’s a simple table outlining where it went:

What is a Collaborative Learning Center?

The Collaborative Learning Center, also referred to as the Collaboratorium, is a renovated space in the Lower Level 1 Neustadt wing within Bizzell Memorial Library that supports and enhances active learning and collaborative group work. This revitalized zone provides a collaborative environment where students can work on group projects, utilize geo-spatial tools, edit video for a class, video conference with universities across the globe, analyze data in the humanities in ways never before possible, or simply sit down for coffee with friends.