Phase III: Summary


Fourth Floor

  • Merged periodicals and microforms services (PMRR)
  • Additional Milstein Undergraduate Reading Rooms
  • 6 group study rooms
  • Completion of the Philip L. Milstein Family College Library

Fifth Floor

  • First of eight subject-based research reading rooms with non-circulating collections to expand existing pilot program:
    • Latin American Studies (Room 503)
    • Moral & Political Theory (Room 504)
    • U.S. History and Literature (Room 502)
  • Graduate locker & copy center
  • Libraries administrative offices & meeting rooms
  • Expanded offices for the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia (EPIC)
  • Collaborative work environment for Columbia Center for New Media Teaching & Learning (CCNMTL)

Sixth Floor

  • Balance of expanded subject-based research reading rooms program in:
    • African Studies (Room 607)
    • Ancient & Medieval Studies (Room 603)
    • Islamic Studies (Room 602)
    • Papyrology, Epigraphy & Paleography (Room 604, which includes a projection screen and hook-up for AV presentations)
    • South Asian Studies (Room 601)
  • Two additional research reading room collections are being created:
    • Early Modern Europe
    • Modern & Comparative Studies

Stacks Levels 7-11

  • Upgraded lighting
  • Wireless communications
  • New mechanical and safety systems
  • Improved seating & service areas
  • Expanded access points from adjacent Reading Rooms
  • All books individually cleaned

Perimeter Elevators

  • Refurbish 3 passenger elevators (2 on East side, 1 on West side)
  • All new machinery and controllers
  • Cab interiors completely replaced
  • Floor indicator dials replicated, 2nd & 3rd floors
  • Digital floor location displays added