Salem State College Library rendering
Designer: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
Construction Manager: Lee Kennedy Company, Inc.
Project Type: CM at Risk
Project Cost: $74 Million
Gross Square Feet: 122,000
Est. Substantial Completion Date: June 2013

This project was initiated in response to the closure of an existing library building due to structural issues. The goal of the project was to construct a new Library and Learning Commons on the North Campus of 122,000 GSF that replaced the University's library facilities and consolidate student services. The Learning Commons includes a number of academic support services independent of the main library functions.

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Features of the Library include the following:

  • Archives
  • Circulation and Reference
  • Educational Resource Area
  • Inter-Library Loan Systems
  • Collections
  • Reader Spaces
  • Study Rooms
  • Instructional Labs
  • Dean's Suite

The Learning Commons brings together the following student services:

  • Learning Center (Student Academic Support Services)
  • Office for Students with Disabilities
  • Writing Center
  • Academic Advising
  • Honors Program

 

Salem State College library rendering
New Library and Learning Commons entry facing new academic quad

Salem State College library rendering
New Library and Learning Commons entry facing new academic quad

Salem State College library level 1
Interior, level one

 

Salem State College library site plan
Site plan

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