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Renovation Information: Overview

Library Learning Commons Renovation

Richard E. Bjork Library was originally constructed in the early 1970s and was last renovated in the 1990s. As part of the NJ State Bond Solicitation 2022, Stockton has been awarded $19.5m in funds restricted for capital facilities improvement use only, specifically to renovate the Library into a state-of-the-art Library Learning Commons.

This renovation will be a two-year process, during which the library will have a temporary presence in the C/D Atrium.

To read more about the budget, complete timeline, and planning, please see the Facilities website on Library Learning Commons Planning.

Proposed/Tentative Schedule & Milestones

May 2024

  • Commence relocation of existing Library 

Summer 2024

  • Complete design development & construction documents 
  • Continue relocation of existing Library 

September 2024

  • Open temporary Library Space (C/D Atrium) for Student & Faculty use

January 2025

  • Commence construction

June 2026

  • Complete Construction

Fall 2026

  • Open Renovated Library for Student & Faculty use

Library Services and Staff Relocations

Beginning in May 2024, the Library services and staff will move to temporary spaces. The relocation will take place throughout the summer and the temporary spaces will be fully operational by the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester. More information and specific locations will be provided soon.

C/D Atrium

  • Library Learning Commons 
  • Book Checkout (Circulation Desk)
  • Circulation Staff with Access to Book Collection
  • Interlibrary Loan Pick-up
  • Information Desk

C Wing

  • Special Collections / Special Collections Office
  • Book Collection (See Circulation Staff in C/D Atrium for assistance.)

H Wing

  • Public Services
  • Librarian Offices 
  • Research Consultations

Pomona House

  • Technical Services Offices
  • Administrative Offices 

Map of Temporary Locations - Fall 2024

Map of Library Temporary Locations beginning Fall 2024.

Map of Temporary Library Locations