Preview: New $74 Million Library and Learning Commons Scheduled to Open at Salem St. University This Fall
From The Boston Globe:
Salem State University’s $74 million library is expected to open this fall. For the campus community, that cannot come soon enough.
“We’re looking forward to moving in and enjoying it,” said Susan Cirillo, dean of the library and instructional learning and support. “I’m looking forward to seeing the students again, seeing them use the library and having enough space for students to study.”
In addition to book stacks, the 122,000-square-foot development, which broke ground in December 2010, will have a variety of reader and study spaces for 1,000 students, group study rooms, computer labs, and some 150 computers. There also will be a food court.
“What we’ve done is brought together six different units at the university into one site, so that we can provide support for students of all abilities to get the most out of their educational experience at the university,” said Andrew Soll, vice president of finance and facilities at Salem State.
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