In the Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Fall 2015 semesters, the library conducted a study of space use in the Abbotsford and Chilliwack libraries. The study had two primary purposes:
- To measure space use by type of seating in advance of anticipated renovations in the Abbotsford library; and
- To measure changes in library occupancy following the opening of the Student Union Building, which would increase the availability of group spaces on the Abbotsford campus.
The Chilliwack library participated as well, and has used the data to plan for renovations.