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Milne Library Renovation  

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Milne Library Steering Committee

SUNY Oneonta Facilities Master Plan


Panel Project Complete!

[Image credit: John Griebach 2014]

[Image credit: John Griebach 2014]

The third floor of Milne Library has a new “look”, both inside and out!  A few years ago, some building envelope investigation revealed a need to replace the old masonry panels on the third floor.  Choosing a metal-clad insulated system which retains the existing architectural elements of the building while opening it up, the old area over the main entry populated with narrow windows and study carrels has been opened up with spectacular views of the quad and surrounding mountains and has been re-discovered by our students and is now a popular study space.  The new system is highly energy efficient, has many more electrical outlets for study equipment, is an excellent location in which to study, highlights the library as a “beacon” to all to enter.  Additionally, the north side of the building has been re-purposed into several small multi-purpose rooms for group study or individual study.  Thanks to all for their cooperation, patience and understanding this summer as we have been able to make these improvements possible.                                    

-Tom Rathbone, Associate Vice President for Facilities



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