A First Glance at the New Bora Laskin Law Library

June 26, 2015

It has been a long time coming, but the new Bora Laskin Law Library and the new Jackman Law Building are beginning to take recognizable shape as a school, workplace and library.

Interim Chief Librarian Gian Medves recently went on a tour of the renovated library space and came back with some photos of the new space. While we can see it is still very much a construction zone, the library staff are beginning to envision how our old/new home will look. It is pretty exciting!

Those of us who remember the lovely views of Philosopher’s Walk from the main floor reading room are happy to see the new reading room will still have those great views.

So with a bit of imagination, take a look a the new space.

This will be the view on entering the library. Very much like in the old library,  the circulation, reference and IT services will be be on the left as you walk in. On the right will be student space and study rooms

This will be the view on entering the library. Very much like in the old library, the circulation, reference and IT services will be be on the left as you walk in. On the right will be student space and study rooms

Here is the main floor reading room viewed from the upper floor . The room will serve double duty as a reading room and (a pretty spectacular) event space when needed. The views are wonderful in all seasons . I am sure it will be a popular place for students to study and relax

Here is the main floor reading room viewed from the upper floor . The room will serve double duty as a reading room and (a pretty spectacular) event space when needed. The views are wonderful in all seasons . I am sure it will be a popular place for students to study and relax

The group study rooms on the upper floor are a far cry  from the dull interior rooms in the old space.  These rooms look out  north to the Faculty of Music

The group study rooms on the upper floor are a far cry from the dull interior rooms in the old space. These rooms look out north to the Faculty of Music

Stay tuned. We will have more photo’s to share as the building gets closer to completion.