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The article presents a study on measuring library space, use, and preferences at the University of Dayton. The study used a multi-method research approach to be able to analyze the current space use in the library. Data from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), surveys on study spaces and online library, and a week-long video were investigated to comprehend the student choices in library usage. Results showed that the university students prefer to study at times alone and at times with others. Factors such us interpersonal communication, comfort, and promotion of basic human needs and desires are necessary for a better library usage.
Kathleen M. Webb, Molly Schaller, and Sawyer Hunley (2008).
Measuring Library Space Use and Preferences: Charting a Path Toward Increased Engagement. portal: Libraries and the Academy.