Great News! The Library Expansion – Phase 1 of the Library’s Renovation – has been completed! The Library officially reopens on Friday, May 12. Students, faculty and staff will enjoy the beautiful, new, modern and larger Library.
Highlights of the Expansion include:
The Expansion included reorganizing and upgrading the space on the first floor and connecting it to the new second floor with a staircase and expanded elevator service. The first-floor renovation adapts to the digitalization of academic libraries in the past decade, a dramatic transformation that replaces shelves crammed with books with open areas designed for students with laptops. The Library Renovation Phase 2 – will focus on the first floor and renovations will be based on input received by students, faculty and staff.
Construction on the Library Expansion project continues to progress; earlier this month we welcomed NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to tour the 2nd floor construction site in a visit that was covered by NY1.
The 2-story structural columns were reinforced, allowing the opening of the concrete slab between the first and second floors to begin. Installation of electrical wiring, IT and architectural finishes continues. HVAC and fire protection systems are substantially complete.
The Division of Administration is committed to keeping the College community informed and safe for the duration of this project. Please don’t hesitate call our 24/7 - hotline number, 718-349-4100, with concerns or questions.
Press Release City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer Kicks Off LaGuardia Community College Library Renovation
NY1 Officials Get Behind-the-Scenes Look at Improvements to LaGuardia College*
*The Library Expansion project is a $13 million project, not a $2 million project, as NY1 reported.
The library will be closed for renovation work from December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016
October 2015 Library staff toured the second floor work-space, getting a glimpse of where such amenities as the media rooms and group study rooms will be situated. Perimeter walls that divide offices and ventilation duct-work have been completed. HVAC units will be installed beginning in November. The new mechanical systems are in place and bathrooms are ready to be re-tiled. A mock up version of the new large windows has been installed overlooking Van Dam Avenue where the future media room will be located. August 2015
The Library will be closed Friday August 7th - Sunday August 23rd to accelerate the completion of the Library Renovation. During this time limited Library services will be available in the E111 Library Annex: