On completion of the renovation project, Moffitt will provide a welcoming, healthful and safe environment that offers vibrant exhibition, teaching, and community space; accommodates a diverse and evolving range of work, study, and learning modalities; streamlines operational and functional support for learning and research; meets ubiquitous computing needs; and evinces a commitment to sustainable design and leadership in sustainable practice on the UC Berkeley campus.

The redesign will advance campus goals aimed at fostering learning through informal interaction and intellectual exchange beyond the classroom, and establish the Moffitt Library as a preeminent intellectual and creative commons. The revitalized facility will serve as a powerful demonstration of the Library.s and the University.s commitment to the quality of the undergraduate experience at UC Berkeley.

Specific programs and services will be further defined through focused campus conversations with students, faculty, and library staff. Currently envisioned changes include:

  • New spaces to support diverse modes of learning, equipped with state-of-the-art tools that allow students to practice oral presentation skills and create group projects
  • An enhanced computer commons to support traditional course-related activities as well the development of sophisticated multimedia projects
  • Exhibition areas to showcase creative works and the exemplary products of undergraduate research
  • Expanded comfortable, informal spaces for individual and group work, allowing convenient use of personal portable devices
  • Upgraded and state-of-the-art mechanical systems and infrastructure
  • Improved accessibility for the disabled
  • Reclamation of the currently unused terrace spaces for student use, in a manner that integrates the surrounding landscape with the building.s interior, incorporates natural airflow, and preserves a sense of the outdoors