Roger and Peggy Madigan Library – Pennsylvania College of Technology

March 11, 2018

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Williamsport, PA

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.

“The Madigan Library was built to grow with evolving information technologies. Today’s library collections are a movable feast – crossing boundaries between the print and online worlds.”

Lisette N. Ormsbee Past Director of the Madigan Library February 10, 2018