M.I.T. HAYDEN LIBRARY 24-HOUR STUDY LOUNGECAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
The 24 hour study space inserted into the Hayden Science and Humanities Library is a prototype for MIT. This facility allows students access to a quiet space for independent and group study both during regular hours and after hours. Integrated into the design is technology reflective of MIT’s focus and culture. The project scope includes the redesign of the circulation, reserve, and reference areas of the Hayden.
The 24 hour space is an innovative and effective model that MIT and other institutional libraries can adopt to support the changing needs and work habits of their student users.