Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version



Published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (2019), pp 305–314

doi 10.1016/j.acalib.2019.04.004


Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. Used by permission.


A tremendous amount has been written about the library as a learning space and about this model's two most popular outgrowths, the information commons and the learning commons. Little to nothing, however, has been written about how reshaping an academic/research library and repurposing library space affects the library as a collection, its resources, and its collections-related services. This study looks at the immediate impact of opening a learning commons in an academic/research library on circulation, document delivery and interlibrary loan requests for returnables, and on- and off-campus database accesses at one institution.

Additional tables and statistical analysis are contained in the AuthorCopy attached (below).

Tyler et al_AuthorCopy_Scholarly Impact PDA.docx (867 kB)
With additional tables and statistical analysis