UPR Bayamón Library


The University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón (UPRB, the former Bayamón Technological University College) was established in the 1970s. It lacked defined outdoor leisure spaces for students and faculty. A master plan produced in 1986 proposed that the campus be organized as a quadrangle surrounded by new buildings. The design of the library was conceived as a key element in that scheme. The reception and exhibition areas, located between the library and the audiovisual department, form the eastern entrance to the planned quadrangle.


The lower, quadrant-shaped floor of the library faces on an area of dense vegetation and a creek. A passageway between the library and the audiovisual department serves as an exhibition area. The placement of the library entrance and access control desk allows for supervision of both of the levels where reading rooms and collections are located.