Saturday, August 12, 2006

Guggenheim Library Restoration Nears Completion

The addition of 100,000 books, a cafe and new office space are only part of the magnificent upgrades to Monmouth University's Guggenheim Memorial Library.

"I think one thing that is important to note is that many people are of the view (that) with computers and the digital age, the library as a place to go is less important," said history department chair Frank Mc Kittrick. "Digital material is an extremely important change, but you still need books. . . . The library is still the heart and soul of the university."

Housed in a stunning beaux-arts mansion originally owned by Murry and Leonie Guggenheim, the library will open anew on September 13, 2006.


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