Category Archives: STL Renovation

Posts pertaining to the ongoing $14 million renovation project

New Create Space in STL

Come check out the Sojourner Truth Library’s new Create Space, open to the SUNY New Paltz community and the general public.  The space is stocked with some basic craft supplies (glue sticks, rulers, scissors, carpentry tools) and donations from campus (yarn, … Continue reading

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Extended Hours for the Late Night Study

The Late Night Study in Sojourner Truth Library is open all night through Thursday/Friday March 17/18! The LNS is located just past Peet’s Cafe, to the right.  From 30 minutes before the Library closes, you can now head there, borrow a … Continue reading

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The Library Is Open! – A Semester-Long Celebration

People from every part of our community have come together to help celebrate the reopening of the Library’s beautiful new main floor!  (Full Schedule) Events center on two themes: Life and Impact of Sojourner Truth: former enslaved person, African descended resident of Ulster … Continue reading

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Welcome back… and Welcome!

The beautifully renovated Sojourner Truth Library main floor is open for business! Come visit: The Front Desk – combining access to all library services: Circulation/ILL/Reserves, Reference/Research Help & Tech Help; the Information Commons – with 80 PCs, 3 high-speed printers, … Continue reading

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STL Today – some disruption but major progress!

Dean’s Update – Renovation enters Phase 4 On Friday the Library Renovation project moved into phase IV. This is a major step toward our target of reopening of the main floor in early January. More about that in a post to follow … Continue reading

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“Info Desk” too lame? Help us out!

The renovated main floor of the Library will reopen soon! In the new space, book/equipment check out, research help, and technology assistance will all be provided at one desk instead of different areas of the library. What do you think … Continue reading

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More STL Progress – Now with Furniture!

I visited the Student Association Senate last night and shared some of the latest pics from the main floor.  They suggested I share them with the whole campus, so here they are. Hope they whet your appetite!  The effect of the new furniture … Continue reading

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Open Forum on Sojourner Truth Library Renovation

Next week we will once again offer the community a chance to meet informally with some of the folks responsible for overseeing the renovation project.  I will be joined by Megan Smailer and Doug Judson from Facilities Design and Construction to … Continue reading

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The END is NEAR!

Coming Soon: More Space for YOU! [thanks to Joleen McInnis for this terrific update] Furniture for the public areas is slowly arriving and the Library’s Main Floor is really beginning to take shape! Soon, the staff will move into their … Continue reading

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What’s the hold up?!

Yes it’s true. Despite a lot of hard work and good progress on the renovation, Sojourner Truth Library will not reopen its main floor this fall. We know how much students wanted to have the library back this fall. We … Continue reading

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