From Penn St. University:
Penn State’s Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning approved a plan Thursday (Sept. 13) that will help to expand space at Pattee Library for student studying and collaboration on the University Park campus.
The $17.3 million renovation and infill expansion of Pattee Library will increase student group-study and collaboration spaces, and improve overall accessibility across west and central Pattee Library floors and between Pattee Library and Paterno Library.
Plans call for an infill of Pattee Library’s small, rectangular courtyard, the only undeveloped space remaining within the perimeter of the original Pattee Library structure and its 1966 west-side addition. A two-story enclosed atrium — including a stairwell connecting the ground floor to the first floor, expanded elevator access and additional square footage — will improve pedestrian flow across the building.
Information and ongoing updates regarding the proposed Libraries 2020 construction project will be posted on the University Libraries website after receiving final approval by the Board of Trustees.