The next step for the steps at McGill Library

Sunday, June 15, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-McGill Library at Westminster may have the front door closed because of construction on the front steps, but the library is open.

Re-stepping at McGill Library
 
The reconstruction project of the front steps continues through the summer, but library officials want everyone to know McGill is open.  You can enter the building from Market Street during regular library hours:  Monday-Friday 9- 4. 

Re-stepping at McGill Library

Re-stepping at McGill Library
 
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.

Re-stepping at McGill Library
 


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