Renovated 5th floor of Gottesman Library Building featuring curtain wall along Amsterdam Avenue, refinished table tops with integral power, new caster chairs, and improved lighting.

In time for the start of the fall 2017 semester, renovation of levels 5 and 5A of the Gottesman Library Building is nearly complete.  The Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica-Judaica, which occupies those two levels, will re-open on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Returning students and faculty will find new lighting, open parapet walls, fresh carpeting, new caster chairs, upgraded Wi-Fi, refinished table tops, and carrels with work surfaces made from recycled table tops.  Ribbon windows at the north and south ends admit light to previously dark areas, as does a new curtain wall along Amsterdam Avenue.  A new consolidated service desk is relocated to the center of the floor.

Programmatic innovations include a conference room  accommodating twenty people, as well as exhibition cases that will feature library collections.

The renovation was made possible through the generosity of David S. and Ruth Gottesman.  ROART provided architectural design, the general contractor was TechLine, LED Electrical Contractors installed lighting, and B-I-L Office Furniture provided seating.


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