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Hale Library featured in American Libraries' 2022 Library Design Showcase

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022

K-State Hale Library

American Libraries Magazine has named Kansas State University's Hale Library as one of the year's most impressive new and renovated libraries. | Download this photo.



MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's Hale Library is featured in American Libraries Magazine for the 2022 Library Design Showcase.

The Library Design Showcase is an annual celebration of the most impressive new and renovated libraries that address user needs in inventive and interesting ways. This year's honorees featured building projects completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are so honored to have Hale Library included in this year's showcase," said Joe Mocnik, dean of K-State Libraries. "It's been an enormous effort by the architects, staff and students to make Hale Library a welcoming and innovative space."

Hale Library's renovation and expansion is featured for the university’s efforts to completely reimagine the library and adapt it to meet students' needs. In particular, the magazine highlighted the new main entrance, learning commons, Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab and Historic Farrell Library, the original 1927 section of the building.

"A world-class library facility like Hale Library ensures that current and future students have a welcoming, well-designed place to learn, collaborate and create," said Chuck Taber, provost. "The library's inclusion in this showcase demonstrates how much K-State values spaces that support student success to the fullest."

American Libraries is a publication of the American Library Association and covers the latest trends and news within the library community in the United States.

Written by

Cailin Riley