• Blackmore Library
Construction and Improvement Updates
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    Construction has begun on the renovation of Blackmore Library. 

    The Cabinet approved additional funding of $500,000 for the renovation, bringing the total budget allocation for the project so far to $1.3 million. This renovation will transition Capital’s traditional library into a social learning space and information commons, help manage the migration to a digital information center, and address accessibility issues and space limitations. The following Facility Vision Statement, which was used as design inspiration, was developed from the information gathered during focus groups at the start of the project:

    “The Library should be a place where students can study, collaborate, access computers and printers, and obtain help from librarians. It should be a comfortable, light and bright environment with individual and group study spaces that enable future transformations. The space should be flexible and transparent, and most importantly, the Library should be a place where students, faculty and the community want to be.”

    The first and second floors of Blackmore Library will be transformed into a new learning environment. More specifically, the following spaces will be impacted:

    • New entrance doors from the quad
    • New building entrance from the Main Street side
    • New central Information Desk, with Circulation, Reference and IT Help
    • New classroom spaces on the first and second floors
    • New café area with vending
    • New group study rooms
    • New quiet study areas
    • Renovated Technical Services area
    • 24-hour access to the first floor
    • New finishes and furniture



    Construction Updates

    Campus Construction Updates - Week of May 29, 2012

    Why your building might not have water or air conditioning on May 31. 

    Campus Construction Updates - Week of May 21, 2012

    Read more about College Avenue construction, parking improvements and other projects.  

    Campus Construction Updates - Week of May 14, 2012

    Read more about the library renovation, parking lot resurfacing and College Avenue construction. 

    A New Chapter in the History of the Blackmore Library

    This fall, another venue will vie for the title “Best Place to Be on Campus,” when a renovated Blackmore Library opens its doors to the campus community and — for the first time from Main Street — to the Bexley community. Read more...