Project News and Updates
Spectacular! State-of-the-art! Beautiful! These are just some of the words students, faculty and staff have used in survey responses to describe the new two-storey student Learning Commons in The D.B. Weldon Library (Weldon). Since we wrapped up Phase 1 of the Weldon Revitalization, we’ve welcomed thousands of students, faculty and researchers to our refreshed spaces. The renovation has been such an overwhelming success, everyone is anxious to see what’s next.
Lockdowns, labour shortages, supply chain disruptions – you name it, we faced it. Despite all the bumps along the way, we are thrilled with the finishing touches to our stunning new two-storey Student Learning Commons.
Join us for the grand reopening of the D.B. Weldon Library on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.
The D.B. Weldon Library officially opened its doors on June 1, 1972. Find out how we’re celebrating Weldon’s 50 years of service at Western and what’s next for the iconic building. Archival exhibit Travel back in time this fall with a new archival exhibit exploring...
While our crews are working hard on remaining design elements, the Learning Commons, both the main floor and mezzanine, is now open to students. Even without the finishing touches, the difference is quite striking. The space is lighter, brighter, and more open, filled with furniture you told us would make for a more productive and enjoyable study environment.
An update on the opening of Weldon’s new two-storey Learning Commons: Due to supply chain and labour shortages, the anticipated opening of this new space in January 2022, a slight delay from our original November 2021 goal.
We’re so excited to share a sneak peek of the amazing new spaces to come at Weldon. This virtual walk-through of the new, two-floor Learning Commons gives you a better idea of how we plan to lighten and brighten what had become a dark, drab space…
As the first week of fall term wraps up at Western, we have a brief update to share about the Weldon Revitalization Project. While COVID-19 delayed construction progress, we’re looking forward to reopening Weldon to students, faculty, and staff this November.
September is around the corner and as we prepare to welcome you back to campus, there are a few updates to share about the Weldon Revitalization Project and its impact on library services for the fall term. Delays in the supply chain, a challenge for many construction...