Learning Commons

A 21st Century Library at Springfield College

The Learning Commons is coming! With a goal of opening in time for the fall 2017 semester, the renovated Babson Library will serve as the academic hub for Springfield College.

Learning Commons Rendering

About the Learning Commons

A 21st Century Library at Springfield College

Springfield College is renovating 45-year-old Babson Library to convert it into a modern learning commons that will serve as the center for academic life on campus. This comprehensive and important project helps to simultaneously address several critical, interlocking needs, including:

  • Providing a modern, integrated learning environment more reflective of the teaching and learning styles of today’s students
  • Allowing for the physical renovations of a venerable facility sorely in need of repairs and updating
  • Providing a facility that will serve to enhance Springfield College’s academic image
  • Offering learning and teaching space that will assist with student recruitment and retention

A learning commons space brings together library resources, technology support, and academic support services into one facility. With a bright, attractive, and functional space, a learning commons becomes the hub for academic life on campus.

To learn more about naming opportunities or other ways you can support the Learning Commons, contact the Office of Development at (413) 748-3124.

Read Learning Commons progress updates on our blog.

Transforming Springfield College

Learn more about how the Learning Commons project got started and the lasting impact it will have for Springfield College academics and our students.

Learning Commons
Time-lapse

We’re inching closer to the new Springfield College Learning Commons. Want to see the progress we’ve made? Watch a time-lapse of the construction and get excited as we gear up for the next phase!

Learning Commons Groundbreaking

Springfield College hosted groundbreaking ceremony for the Babson Library renovation project on Friday, Oct. 14. The ceremony featured Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, Board of Trustees Chair Greg Toczydlowski, and Student Trustee Troy Ward.

See photo gallery.

Interested in learning more about the day? Check out news coverage from The Reminder and MassLive.com (photo gallery).

Explore the Learning Commons