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Shock the Future at Ablah Library

Logo for Shock the Future campaignThe mission of the University Libraries is to be an essential force in teaching and research.  We serve vital roles in educating and providing access to high impact information resources, preserving intellectual and cultural records, and continually evolving as a research network across campus and the larger community that facilitates intellectual discovery, scholarship, creative activity, and innovation. 

 The University Libraries is proud to participate in Wichita State University's Shock the Future campaign. For more information about the campus-wide initiative, please see

The proposed improvements to Ablah Library would benefit students from every discipline, and include:

  • An expanded 24-hour study room with more space for individual and group study, as well as restroom access
  • Newly developed Academic Forum space on the first floor
  • Additional group study rooms
  • Additional quiet study spaces, including tables and study pods
  • Collaborative whiteboard corners
  • Large collaboration and seminar space
  • Digital scholarship and creation lab


Please scroll through the gallery of floor plans below for more information about the locations and design elements of these projects.

floor plan of Ablah Library's first level

First Floor

floor plan of Ablah Library's second floor

Second Floor

floor plan of Ablah Library's third floor

Third Floor

floor plan for Ablah Library's lower level

Lower Level

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