A USM university bookstore has opened its doors for public tours.
The store at 4100 Grand Avenue in Seattle opened on Friday and will feature a range of educational, cultural and experiential programs.
It will also be the first of its kind to open in a USM library.
The university is also introducing a new e-learning program to its online courses, the first to be launched on the campus in almost three years.
It has been in the works for more than a year, with the university saying in a statement it was first conceived to provide a “natural fit” between the university and its academic, professional and social offerings.
It said it had been developed to “bring together students and their communities with opportunities for community, discussion and collaboration.”
Its main focus is on the university’s student life, which includes a range to meet and learn, including a lecture series by the university faculty, as well as its annual events and student-led outreach projects.
The space is set to open to the general public on Saturday.