Library at Wise
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is planning a new library facility at the center of campus, to be the heart of the academic life of the College. The new library will serve as a 24 hour a day study center and a much-needed vertical link between the upper and lower campuses for all faculty staff and students, including those requiring ADA accessibility. The building will house the College’s collection and will provide study, instructional, and multimedia resources for future anticipated enrollment of up to 3,000 students. The new library is also needed to maintain the College’s accreditation since the present library is at capacity.
Lobbies on multiple floors will be open extended hours and will feature café tables, informal seating, and access to group study rooms so that students can study, collaborate, and socialize throughout the day and evening. The lobbies will also serve as the point of entry to the multimedia learning labs.
Steve Dempsey, project manager
John Carter, construction administration manager