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Laker Life: Library & Tech Center now open to students

Wright State Lake Campus’ celebrated a new Library and Technology Center.

The center opened on the first day of the semester Aug. 26.

Prior to the renovation of the Library and Technology Center, the Wright State Lake Campus Library was located in a module outside of the main building for the campus.

Most students did not know that a library at the campus had existed or what it offered until it was renovated for this semester.

Lake Campus library photos by Jamon Flowers, the head librarian

“Students utilize it more and are able to sit down, relax between classes, and do homework,” said Jamon Flowers, head librarian. He says it is a great space.

The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; it is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The tech center is located in Andrew Hall.

The new library has several additions including a book drop-off for students to use overnight, a large book display and a practice presentation room. Along with these add-ons, there are also six computers open to student use and several areas for students to sit and study.

“It’s an absolutely remarkable improvement to the prior facility. It is heavily used by students, day and night. Where did the students go before?” said Dan Krane, dean and chief administrative officer of the Lake Campus.

“I used to go to the boathouse, but it was overcrowded and loud,” said Trinity Rammel, sophomore.

Students are finding that the new library offers a quieter environment with comfortable sitting areas and multiple charging stations.

Upcoming events for the library include the grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 10, beginning at 2 p.m.

Be sure to catch the Glee Club perform and see representatives from the state and community such as former President of Senate Keith Faber, Senator Matt Huffman and Celina Mayor Jeffery Hazel, who are expected to attend the opening and say a few words.