Grambling State University revealed designs on Thursday for a new digital library that will add more than 50,000 square feet of learning space to the university.
“We see this new facility as an information beacon on a hill,” said GSU President Rick Gallot. “We are grateful to the students, University of Louisiana System, the Board of Regents, our Governor and the legislators who are collaborating to make this vision a reality for our campus.”
The building will go up at the corner of RWE Jones Drive and Cole Street
The space plan includes:
- more than 500 student computer stations;
- more than 17,000 square feet of dedicated study space;
- room for more than 200,000 physical resources (e.g. books, video, microfilm); and
- approximately 5,000 square feet of multipurpose space to support student programming and community events.
GSU will pursue a designation of the first digital library housed at a Historically Black College and University in the United States.