Pennsylvania will assist the library renovation with $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding. The project will transform the library from a collection of books and seats into a blend of learning labs and flexible classrooms.
The renovation is designed to meet the needs of students, faculty and neighbors in the community with the creation of a learning commons, blended print and digital collections, and support for new technology on the first and second floors of the southeast wing of Bachmann Main Building.
The need for the project stems from enrollment growth and the increasing educational necessity for technological access to information. The renovated library will house more than 70,000 titles and 95,000 electronic journals. Research space will accommodate the needs of groups and individuals. The total cost of the project is approximately $3.5 million.
According to the office of Governor Thomas Corbett, RACP funding is intended to provide needed economic stimulus to the Pennsylvania economy and assist in the immediate creation of family-sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians. This funding is awarded through the Delaware County Redevelopment Authority.
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