Library Building Project

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Library Building Project


The University is now in the final stages of completing a major expansion, seismic strengthening and renovation of the J. Paul Leonard Library building. The project has created a state of the art teaching and learning center, and an improved home for the Sutro Library, Academic Technology, and the J. Paul Leonard Library with its special collections. The fully accessible facility offers expanded study and computing space for users, growth space for collections, access to new technologies, and an improved environment for work and study.


The new building will reopen in stages beginning on January 23, 2012 when book pickup and checkout begin in thew new facility. Additionally, some spaces will be available for studying. For more information about library services, visit the library's website.


If you have additional questions about the Project or accessing services, please contact the following:

Library services

Web site:
Telephone: (415) 338-1681

Academic Technology services

Web site:
Telephone: (415) 338-3308

Construction notices and related changes:

Capital Planning
Web site:

Disabilities services/access

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