This project will add a 5th and 6th floor (72,800 sf) to this existing library while keeping it operational at all times. Following the addition, a complete interior renovation of the original 4 floors (202,500 sf) will commence in phases. All mechanical equipment will be moved from the basement to the 5th floor. The new sixth floor will be used for additional library functions, library stacks, classrooms, and offices. The exterior will be comprised of metal and glass panels with a structural steel frame. Concrete structural upgrades to existing 4 floors will also be included. This project will commence Fall 2013 and is scheduled for completion Fall 2015.