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Library Renovation and Expansion Project


Academic libraries have changed dramatically in the 30 years since the current library building was constructed. Today, library spaces are needed to support new kinds of learning based on collaboration, team work and technology. The current library building presents numerous challenges in meeting these needs. After extensive input from students, faculty, and staff, alumni and concerned citizens, the Library Renovation and Expansion Project was developed to address these space and technology needs.

For a summary of the project click here: Executive Summary

To view the design plans for the project, click here: Architectural Drawings

Challenges
• HVAC system failures, obsolete electrical system
• Leaky roof
• Structural cracks in walls
• Noncompliant ADA elevator and stairway
• No classroom space (librarians instruct 1000 students annually)
• Obsolete study rooms with no online access
• Obsolete computer lab
• Inadequate lighting throughout, inefficient windows
• Unsafe furnishings and carpet
• No tutoring center in library
• No climate controlled space for rare books and institutional archives

Solutions
• Energy efficient HVAC and electrical systems

• New roof
• Structurally sound walls
• ADA compliant elevator and stairway
• Multimedia classroom/teaching lab
• Hi-tech study rooms/meeting rooms
• Up-to-date computer lab
• Energy Efficient lighting and windows
• New carpet; new and refinished furniture
• Tutoring Center space
• Climate controlled archival space

Plans and Cost Estimates
CTA Architects, a Montana firm with library construction experience, conducted brain-storming sessions with Montana Tech students, faculty, library staff and community members to identify needs. Using this input, CTA formulated Architectural Drawings and cost estimates based on a starting date of February 2010.

Cost
$8,997,000

Become part of this historic project with contributions to:

Renovation and Expansion Naming Opportunities
Multimedia classroom/teaching lab
Hi-tech group study rooms
Computer lab
Climate controlled archives

Outright Gifts
• Gifts of cash
• Gifts of bonds and securities
• Capital asset gifts
• Multi-year pledges

More information

Ann St.Clair, Montana Tech Library Director

astclair@mtech.edu
406-496-4284
1300 W. Park St.
Butte, MT 59701

 

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