SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University broke ground on a new library facility on Friday. The new facility will be built on South Campus adjacent to the Hawkins Building.
The library will house approximately 1.2 million volumes in a heat and humidity controlled environment that will extend the life of the materials stored there. The library will also have a processing area and conference room.
University officials say it will constantly be changing to meet the needs of students and faculty.
"And while we may not know today exactly what the library is going to look like in 10 or 15 years, I'm confident with the brains under this tent and in the library and on campus with the faculty, that we really can figure out how we need to move forward and how we evolve," said Eric Spina, Vice Chancellor and Provost.
The library will also provide space for growth.