MCC Loper Hall and Library Renovation Complete


The renovations are finished, the red ribbon has been officially cut and Muscatine Community College’s Loper Hall Learning Center is open for business.

Visitors won’t believe what they are seeing when they walk into the new facility. This is not your library of old where you were “shushed” if you got too loud, and where food and drink were definitely not allowed.

Instead, there is a coffee shop located directly across from the main library desk, booths along the windows allow students to visit and study openly, and then there’s all the high-tech features the facility has to offer.

Those features start with those booths that provide outlets for laptop computers and other devices to be plugged in, computer study areas, three small rooms equipped with large flat panel television screens students meeting in groups can display their work on, and even a recording studio where students can practice speeches and create special audio-video class presentations.

The first floor library also includes small private study areas and the college’s Student Veterans Association office.

The remodeling didn’t end with the first floor however. Considerable work was completed on the second floor as well where old offices were removed to provide a more open feeling, new faculty offices constructed and classroom space remodeled.

The library is open to the public and the staff is more than happy to show people around this exciting new facility.

Read the Muscatine Journal story about the Grand Opening.

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Loper Hall Entrance  Loper Hall Grand Opening Crowd  Library Computers  MCC President DeWinter Cutting Ribbon  Library Bookshelves  Coffe shop booths  Coffee Shop