Built in 1970 during an era when its primary purpose was to store growing print collections, the 171,000 square foot library building required extensive modernization and renovation to meet the needs of a 21st Century campus.
The study addressed the building’s functionality; program needs, life-safety/seismic upgrade requirements, and infrastructure improvements and developed a project construction budget based on three alternatives.
In addition, program enhancements for the Library, which incorporated the findings of the CSU Library of the Future Task Force (LOFT) addressed the needs for a 21st century education environment. This included stack reallocation, space reallocation for group and individual study as well as additional technology to provide a more interactive and multi-modal learning\ environment. The study also evaluated other non-library programs currently being housed in the Library.