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by Mimi Calter |
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
EAL looking north from main entry.

After many months of planning, and several months of demolition, the construction phase of the project to replace Meyer Library is now underway.  The project is on schedule, and staff will move in to the renovated building, now known formally as Lathrop Library, in the summer of 2014.  The picture above, which shows work in the space that will house the East Asia Library, along with the selection of photos below, give a small taste of the extent of the project.

Lathrop Library, named after Jane Lathrop Stanford, is the building formerly known as GSB South, and affectionately known during the planning process as SUL North.  It is located at the corner of Lasuen Mall and Serra Mall, just off The Oval.  When complete, the building will house all functions currently housed in Meyer Library, including Academic Computing, the East Asia Library, Technical Services, and DLSS/ESP, as well as space managed by the registrar and VPUE.

1st Floor Collaboration Area

1st floor collaboration area, looking north.

 

2nd floor East Asia Library

2nd floor East Asia Library. Standing in east stack area, looking north.

 

Acquisitions, ordering area

Acquisitions, ordering area.

 

Preservation area

Preservation area.

Comments

What will happen to the old Arbuckle Cafe space? Will there be a new eating facility in that area when the building is ready for occupancy?
Discussions are underway with vendors for that space. Timing for occupancy is not yet set.

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