Texas: Major Additions Coming to San Antonio Public Library’s Central Branch
From MySanAntonio.com/San Antonio Express-News:
Through partnerships and grants, the Central Library plans to open an art center, expand its computer lab, and open Cafe Commerce, a resource center for entrepreneurs, by early 2014.
More than $2 million of improvements are being made without dipping into the $4 million allocated for the Central Library from the 2012-2017 bond program.
The opening of the Marie Swartz Art Resource Center, in partnership with the Southwest School of Art, is perhaps the most ambitious of the improvements. The $200,000 project, excluding dollar amounts associated with collection costs, will serve as the school’s library of records beginning late fall.
Before the art center opens, the Connect Center, an expansion of the library’s computer lab, is tentatively scheduled to open Aug. 13.
The 12,000-square-foot space replaces approximately 25 outdated computers and some shelving with 75 new desktops and additional laptops and tablets.
Finally, Cafe Commerce, a 10,000-square-foot center on the first floor of the Central Library, will provide resources, such as the entrepreneur network resource U.S.SourceLink, to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
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