Weinberg Memorial Library
    30th Anniversary Enhancement Fund

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    Help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Weinberg Memorial Library (1992 – 2022) by donating to our Enhancement Fund. The Library prides itself on being a place for everyone and is looking to improve the quality of our spaces and enhance the student experience.

    The University relies heavily on the Library for academic research and support services, and students frequently spend many hours in the building studying and engaging socially. Your generous support will help us achieve our goal of improving the Library’s various spaces. By donating to the 30th Anniversary Enhancement Fund, you will allow us to continue directing our operational funds to provide world-class resources and services for our students, staff, faculty, and the area community, and maintain our reputation as one of the region’s best academic libraries.

    All gifts to the WML 30th Anniversary Enhancement Fund will go directly toward updating student study spaces with contemporary furniture, lighting, and technology.

    In the Library, we are focused on utilizing its many spaces to meet the needs of students of different learning styles. Many of our projects require small-scale updates like new furniture which will help us meet those needs. Other projects, such as the 2nd-floor renovation, are large scale and require construction services to complete the project in multiple phases.

    The Library is interested in naming opportunities for both small- and large-scale projects, from individual study carrels to the entire 2nd floor.
    Please reach out to Dean George Aulisio ([email protected]) if you wish to discuss a naming opportunity.

    Library Spaces:
    2nd Floor Quiet Study Room

    The Library’s 2nd floor is a wide-open 24-hour space that serves students of many different learning styles. We plan to enclose the terrace area adjacent to the elevators to provide a 24-hour Quiet Study Space on campus. Plans to renovate the space will cost approximately $165,000.00.

    2nd Floor Study Rooms
    Collaborative study rooms are in high demand, and the 2nd floor is the best available space on campus to add more rooms for students. Plans to add 8 group study rooms will cost $1,250,000.

    2nd Floor General Space
    Many students like to socialize and study simultaneously. The main area of the 2nd floor has always served this purpose but would benefit from an update. Help us make the 2nd floor General Space a place where students want to spend time. Plans to renovate this space will cost approximately $125,000.00.

    Pro Deo Room and Scranton Market
    The Java City Café will be retired over Summer 2022 and be replaced with the University’s first 24/7 food service—the Scranton Market. Help us to fund updates to the furniture in the Pro Deo Room so that students can study comfortably throughout the day and after hours. Plans to renovate the Pro Deo room will cost approximately $50,000.

    4th Floor Quiet Study Room
    The 4th floor quiet study room is a hidden gem on the Library’s 4th floor. Your funding will help us improve the lighting and replace dated study carrels with more comfortable seating for students to spend many hours in deep study and contemplation. Plans to renovate the 4th Floor Quiet Study Room will cost approximately $50,000.

    Charles Kratz Scranton Heritage Room
    Help us to make the Library’s Heritage Room into the University’s “crown jewel” once again. Your generous gifts will help us to fund new tables and chairs for students that like to study alongside some of the University’s finest artworks and Special Collections exhibits. We would also like to install new exhibit cabinets that will protect the McHugh Family Special Collections’ many medieval and rare manuscripts and allow us to safely share them with the University community.  Renovations to the Heritage Room will cost approximately $75,000, and new exhibit cases will cost an additional $40,000.

    Library 5th floor Terrace and Garden
    Some of the most beautiful views of the city of Scranton and the University’s campus can be seen from the 5th-floor terrace balcony. Help us to improve the safety of the terrace so that it can be left open more often for students to enjoy the views. Safety improvements to the Library’s 5th floor Terrace and Garden will cost approximately $50,000.

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