Master Plan

Master Plan

Architect's drawing of expanded building

Architectural Drawing

After more than two years of planning, we have created a Master Facility Plan for the renovation and expansion of Cowles Library.

Phases I and II will renovate the existing building. Phase III will add a new wing on the East side of the library.

Here is a taste of what we are working towards:

  • 24 Hour Study Area
  • Enhanced classroom
  • Enhanced service area
  • Expanded Cowles Cafe
  • Additional study, group, meeting areas
  • Updated heating and air conditioning
  • New furnishings
  • New technology for retention and preservation of print collections
  • Drake Heritage and Archives Center
  • See the complete phasing model