Spring 2010


Students Flock to Library’s Tech-Friendly Café

The new wireless café gives students a place to recharge. It was funded in part by
the Parents & Family Fund. .

When students feel the need to recharge they can head to the library’s new wireless café, where ample energy for iPods and cell phones sits alongside piping hot coffee and a bevy of snacks.

Humboldt State opened the Library Café in the building’s main lobby. Patrons can buy refreshments and socialize, while taking advantage of multiple electrical outlets to power their devices.

Designed to provide a comfortable atmosphere with a Northwestern stream design motif, the Library Café serves coffee and juices, Los Bagels bagels and Vellutini Bakery pastries and sandwiches and salads. The café can seat 46 people at diner-style booths, bar stools and full-size sofas and armchairs.

All of the café staff positions are held by HSU students. Fire & Light Originals of Arcata donated unique sconces, sea glass and pendant light shades. A portion of the project was covered by gifts made through the Parent & Family Fund.

Wayne Perryman, Interim Dean of the Library, says, “I am absolutely convinced that students will quickly make the new café their home-away-from-home when they need a respite from their studies.”

The café is part of a multi-pronged project to furnish the campus with a 21st century Learning Commons that reestablishes the Library as a central hub at HSU, according to President Rollin Richmond.