Even though the library was originally designed in 2005, the forward-thinking future proofed design has enabled the College to now utilize spaces as a Learning Commons. The flexible adjacencies and accessible/expandable technology and pathways were anticipated and are now utilized without any physical renovations to the building.
A new 110,668 gsf library was designed to complement its sister building, the SASC, located across from the main entrance to the College that Murray Associates also designed. A 90 foot long skylight introduces natural light into the interior library on the second floor and onto the primary walkway on the first floor. The two-story reading room overlooks the main entrance of the College. There are 2 circulation desks, a main desk for all users, and a secondary desk as an after-hour student entrance for additional security.
In addition to the stack areas, the library contains: Archives and Special Collections, two instructional classrooms, 14 study rooms with full technology, a 60 and 40 seat technology labs, an art gallery, and a café. An outdoor patio provides an opportunity to enjoy the gardens.
A one-of-a-kind Clock tower was designed that was incorporated into the stack end panels and the official stationary.