Library Renovation Leads to Soul Searching at Cal Poly

Professors and librarians complain about a shift from print to online materials

A $60-million project at the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona is providing a difficult lesson in the challenges of library renovation, and in the changing role of one of the campus's central institutions. The project, now under way, will add an attractive glass entrance and space for computer rooms, study areas, classrooms, and socializing to a dull 1960s box.

But the renovation and addition — which is smaller than originally planned — may leave