Research, Recycle & Relax in the Library

Did You Know?

The Belk Library and Information Commons was the first building on campus to incorporate many of the goals of the LEED (U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) program.

Some highlights of your green library:

*The carpet is made of partially recycled material and is itself completely recyclable

*Cork flooring is used on the 4th floor. Cork is a sustainable resource because cork can be harvested by stripping the bark from cork trees without damaging or killing the tree.  Cork also absorbs sound and is less expensive than solid wood flooring. 

*The steel structural frame is made of 75% recycled steel

*Recycling bins are located throughout the library

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