The purpose of this article is to anchor public libraries in their conversational history, and to connect the dots between the characteristics of contemporary libraries and the parallel life cycle of the public sphere, opposing the argument that the public library is declining.
The study was aimed at investigating the status of six domains of the psychological well-being of foreign students studying in Pakistani University comprising five campuses. Additionally, the association of the purpose of using library (as community/ third place or study room), and the length of time spent there on the psychological well-being of foreign students was also estimated.
Observed student individual and social work habits indicate further need for spaces with ample electrical outlets and moveable tables. Further study is recommended to see whether additional seating and renovated spaces continue to enhance informal learning communities at URI and whether the Library is becoming a "third place" on campus.