Renovations, which should be complete by fall of 2016, will include a new entrance, expanded circulation area, and a new 1,600-square-foot technology center.
“The first floor of this library will be everything we thought it could be,” said Dr. Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College. “Open to the community, inviting, allowing students a place to study and make a difference.”
Mellow said this will be the first renovations to the library in over 30 years, bringing the facility into the 21st century.
“Students will see a totally revamped space that will be high tech and high touch,” she said.
Mellow said that while students are the primary users of the library, many community members and local high school students also use the resources. Students will be able to work in four new 800-square-foot study rooms
“You can come here on a Sunday afternoon, you can be here Friday night at 10 p.m.,” said Mellow, “students are studying in this library because they often do not have a place to do that at home.”
“The renovations to the first floor will be a great gift for our students, who have used the library and depend on us for help, resources and study spaces,” said librarian Jane Devine.