Original Release: May 2, 2012
Miller Library to Close May 12 for Extensive Renovation Work Expected to Last Four Months
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College’s Miller Library will close for a major renovation beginning May 12 and is expected to remain closed for approximately four months.
The renovation will greatly enhance the library’s spaces for study, teaching and research and will provide a more comfortable climate-controlled building for all patrons. When it reopens, the library will boast five enclosed collaborative group spaces, an open quiet-study area on the second floor, a redesigned and expanded Archives section, new offices for instructional technology, enhanced spaces for Office of Academic Skills, and a café.
The renovated infrastructure will include a new geothermal HVAC system, including air handlers and ductwork, as well as new electrical and plumbing systems, new flooring, ceilings and lights. In addition, the library plaza will be enhanced and made more functional with new tables, chairs, and plants.
College Librarian Ruth Shoge says she regrets the inconvenience the renovation will cause the community, especially those who use its Kent County News archives. “We look forward to seeing everyone when we re-open in the fall,” she adds.