About the E.Y. Berry Library
The E.Y. Berry Library was built in 1973 and is nearly 50 years old. Education has changed significantly since the construction of the library. The structure is in need of an upgrade to keep up with the demands of current education methods and the future of learning.
What's Being Added
A large addition to the second floor will be made to provide more space for students and a great view of beautiful Spearfish and Lookout Mountain. Under this addition, there will be an outdoor café seating area for students to enjoy. A new open staircase and a west entrance to the library will also be added.
A Student Success Center will be open for anyone who needs it, providing professional advising, tutoring, the Math and Writing Assistance Centers, discrete study spaces, and the IT Help Desk. A Career Center may also be added as a part of the Student Success Center.
A collections/archives area will be created for better organization. Along with these changes, there will be a major infrastructure upgrade to the library, including upgraded HVAC, electrical, lighting, and fire sprinkler systems, better data and technology, greater accessibility, and electronic doors.