Haven’t Libraries changed over the years? Libraries used to primarily exist to house books and for librarians to assist those seeking information to find it. That focus has shifted with libraries now offering more and more of their collections digitally. This has meant, less books and therefore less shelves. Libraries are now using this space as a place for human interaction to occur face to face, a slowly declining phenomena due to technologies and social media. Just look at the great space we have created here in the Library on level B. We here in the Library love seeing how students use this space.
Have a look at this pic from the University archives. Not only has the Library changed, so has the fashion! I look forward to the high waisted flared pant making its come back!