From The Boston Globe:
Salem State is just a few days [September 3, 2013] away from officially opening the $74 million, 122,000-square-foot Frederick E. Berry Library. Not only bigger, the new facility is designed for the modern library user, placing people before books, [Susan] Cirillo [dean of the library and instructional learning and support] said.
The new library has about 1,000 study seats, 150 personal computers, and 12 group study rooms. State-of-the-art technology is available throughout, including paint that can transform walls in the study rooms to dry-erase boards. Desks are adjustable to accommodate people with special needs.
The facility will be home to the university’s Learning Commons, bringing together several academic services for students — the writing center, honors program, academic advising, learning skills support, computer testing lab, and disability services.
The library will not only be available to the Salem State community; residents in the region are also welcome.
Those with a card from any of the libraries in the North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE) network are permitted to use the resources at Salem State.
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See Also: Salem St. University Library Web Site