Douglass Room Now Reopened Following Renovations

three photos of the Douglass Room with students working at music work stations

After being closed for renovations all summer, the new, improved Douglass Room (Knight 364, 365 & 366) recently re-opened to the public!  The space has been significantly transformed and updated to meet the current needs of our music-oriented patrons, improve access to our audio collections, and provide research and creative support for music scholars.

The major changes include:

  • Opening soon: Two new, state-of-the-art recording and mixing studios can accommodate solo or small-group recording projects
  • Browse our LP and CD collections--the recordings are now kept on shelves open to the public
  • Audio listening stations feature new equipment including USB-compatible turntables
  • Five Creative Musicians iMac Workstations with newly updated MIDI piano keyboards
  • Classroom 366 has new, more configurable furniture and fully updated instructional technology, including two Crestron panels and an 85" flat-screen television
  • Replacing the old carrels, an open and inviting study lounge offers a variety of seating options, lots of natural light, and plenty of outlets for charging devices
  • New paint, new carpet, and more appealing overall decor
  • New access hours will keep the Douglass Room open whenever Knight Library is open

Library patrons are now permitted to study, browse the audio recording collections, or utilize the computers and recording spaces even when the service desk is not staffed.

Need help from the Music Reference staff? For Fall 2019, the service desk in the Douglass Room will be staffed during the following hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sun: Noon - 2 p.m.

Many thanks to the many people who worked hard throughout 2018 and 2019 to make this project happen:  Terry McQuilkin, Ann Shaffer, Amy Lake, Ann Miller, Elizabeth Peterson, Pat Best, David Ketchum, Mark Watson, Doug Hodson, Adriene Lim, Lance Miller, Jon Bellona, and Guy Eckelberger.