Hey everyone, it’s Kaleigh again! You might remember me from an earlier blog post in which I was introduced as one of the Co-Chairs for the Exploratory Studies Ambassadors. Beyond fulfilling my lovely duties as a Co-Chair, I will also be posting on our awesome blog! I’ll be focusing on all the wonderful places to study, hang out, and have fun here at Purdue University. Some of these places may even be unfamiliar to a lot of students who have been here for a long time! There are a lot of really interesting spaces and places on this beautiful campus, as you will see.
As an added little bonus, I will also be posting a funny meme once a week because who doesn’t love memes?! I think they are hilarious and they are a nice way to hopefully brighten your week. So be looking out for those weekly memes too!
The first place I am featuring is the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. I actually just recently discovered this awesome library, and it is my new favorite place to study! It is located on the second floor of the Krannert School of Management building, which is right across the street from the Union. The Parrish Library was completed in 2012 after a $4.2 million renovation project. According to the Library’s official site, some of its features include “state-of-the-art facilities, including the Steelcase LearnLab IMPACT classroom, modern conference rooms, and integrated group study spaces”. As is expected in a library, there are many computers – most of which are iTap computers completely open to students of all majors (requiring a username and password of course) – and a wide selection of books and journals.
Beyond this, it is super easy to find as well! When you walk in the main door on the north side of the Krannert building, you will see a white spiral staircase. Make your way up the winding staircase, and you have reached your destination! As soon as you land on the floor of the library, you will see a wide array of different sections to pick from. There are comfy booths, benches, chairs, and private cubby-holes all around the library which are perfect for a quiet place to study, relax, eat a snack, or even take a quick nap in between classes! The modern decorations and features of the library create a really unique environment and calming atmosphere. Check out some of these pictures to get a little preview of how beautiful the new library is before you explore it for yourself! I hope you enjoy investigating this new space as much as I do.