Park University library undergoing major renovations, changes will provide new opportunities for students

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PARKVILLE, Mo. -- A landmark on the campus of a Park University will soon see some changes as the last remaining Carnegie Library in the state of Missouri undergoes major renovations.

As online learning continues to grow, so will the learning center. All of the construction aims to transform the building into a 21st century library because half of the building dates back to the early 1900s.

The academic commons will continue to have different forms of print, but they will now also have access to more digital resources, including technology work stations and a multimedia classroom. There will also be a gallery for event space and art exhibits and a coffee lounge.

The Carnegie Library moved out of the center more than 30 years ago. School officials say there were always plans for it to return.

In the past the building has had some renovations, but never this large. The building will reopen May 1, just in time for the start of finals.