The next step for the entrance of McGill Library (VIDEO & Slideshow)

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- The installation of new steps in front of McGill Library is moving forward.  Crews are laying the massive stone steps into place.

Library Steps Project

While the construction is underway and the front door of the library is closed, McGill is open.

McGill Library Step Rennovations from WCN 24/7 on VIMEO on Vimeo.

Library officials want you know you can enter the building from Market Street during regular library hours: Monday-Friday 9- 4.


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McGill Library, built in the Collegiate Gothic style, opened on campus in 1938. It is named after Ralph Gibson McGill (1902). McGill was a missionary to Egypt. He drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to rescue children.

McGill Library was rededicated in 2008 after a $6.2 million renovation project. That project included: installation of compact shelving for books and periodicals on the ground floor; relocation of the main entrance and construction of a handicapped-accessible lift; creation of the Williamson and the Drinko Rooms; repair and renovation of the Ferguson Room, including refinishing of vintage 1930s solid oak chairs and library tables; and relocation and renovation of the computer lab.

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The next step to replacing the stairs in front of McGill Library.