What Libraries Need Less Of? Books, Obvs

Princeton’s new Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library is perfect for bibliophobes, it seems.  Students will be able to enjoy the building without having to confront all those stacks of pesky printed reading material:

Libraries are becoming more a space where people come to access data and also more of a study space, research space and to some extent, a social space,” said Gehry Partners’ Craig Webb, the library’s project designer, in a phone interview from Los Angeles.

So where did the books end up?  The basement, natch.  [Bloomberg]

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2 Responses to What Libraries Need Less Of? Books, Obvs

  1. but… but… but…. I love the smell of old books!!!

  2. ephemerist says:

    @Sorcia: Ha! To the dank confines of the basement with you then, you socially awkward Luddite.

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