Cline Library begins development of master plan with community survey

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Northern Arizona University’s Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations has started the process of developing a master plan for the Cline Library building. Cline Library is integral to NAU and provides students, faculty, staff and the community space for studying, research, collaboration and experiential learning.

The library master plan is a renovation project that applies the mission, vision and values of elevating learning, scholarship, creativity and innovation that the university offers. A master plan evaluates quantitative and qualitative analysis of space to include flow of people, lighting, acoustical attributes, technology and other environmental conditions to assess how user needs can be better met.

Sasaki, an architectural firm that conducted an initial strategic space plan for the university in 2019, will create the library master plan for the university and include discussions with stakeholder groups from across campus. An online, interactive, campus-wide MyLibrary survey has been deployed so all members of the NAU community can contribute and comment their thoughts on existing library building spaces and their experiences using them.

For questions or to send comments directly to the library, email