The centerpiece of a new quadrangle devoted to the humanities and social sciences, the new Sawyer Library will position two-thirds of the Williams curriculum to embrace traditional, new, and future information sources.
Sawyer will integrate historic Stetson Hall and a new four-story facility featuring group study spaces, individual carrels, and stations for handling rare and archival objects. A reading room, teaching gallery, and exhibition space will make the Chapin Library’s rare books collection and the college archives vastly more accessible to many more users. And a new Center for Educational Technology will serve students and faculty by employing the best emerging digital and multimedia technologies.
The architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ) have designed the new library to be easily and inexpensively reconfigured around new ways of acquiring and disseminating knowledge that will inevitably emerge.
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