The Andrew G. Truxal Library, constructed in 1967, is one of the original buildings on AACC’s eastern campus. The need for expanded student services, the challenge of an enormously competitive student recruitment environment and the desire for a transformation of the student experience at AACC led to this renovation and expansion project.
The project began with an extensive state-required programming process and an Educational Specifications document. The resulting design allowed for an expanded Student Success Center - an integrated environment that includes the Technology Learning Center; the Department of Reading Instruction; Honors Program; a Tutoring Center; Supplemental Instruction; Labs for Math, Computation, Reading, Writing; and SASP, a support program for first-generation college students.
It also provides collaboration rooms, a learning commons, information literacy instruction labs, and a specially designated ‘quiet’ reading room. All spaces are tied together with the library by the Commuter Commons, a space for informal collaboration and socializing modeled on an urban hotel lobby.