Friday, October 5, 2007

New Central Library Opens 9 December

The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the newly-transformed Central Library at 1 p.m. on Sunday (9 December). Special Grand Opening activities will include a symbolic unlocking of the gates at the south entrance of the 1917 Cret building followed by a short dedication ceremony. For details, click here. The new steel and glass framed six-story addition, which houses the Learning Curve and most of the Library's collection, wraps around the Cret building to the north. The limestone exterior Cret building, which houses the Library's fiction and popular materials collection, has been fully restored. A four-story Atrium, which connects the new addition with the Cret building, serves as the Library's business center where the circulation desk, self-check units and café are located. The structure is characterized by indoor, curved steel arches and glass walls anchored by a unique cable net system.

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