Since 2008 the Freiburg University Library has been undergoing a thorough renovation. The plans of the Basle architect Heinrich Degelo will result not only in a highly attractive facility, but also in an innovative learning center with more than 1.700 work spaces of various specifications and a comprehensive 24/7 service concept. This article describes how the spatial design and technical equipping of the new building will meet the requirements of a library which offers printed works, digital media, and multimedia information, and is thus prepared to address the new and changing demands posed by research and learning. From the beginning, the interior design of the library was conducted with the intensive involvement of a wide range of participants and interest groups - including library employees, students, researchers, and city residents. This process led to a continuous improvement of the complex planning procedures and, moreover, to a high level of acceptance in regard to the ambitious project. Several examples are cited to show the opportunities for exerting influence and achieving consensus among these various groups.