Who was the architect and builder for the Leatherby Libraries?
AC Martin Partners, Los Angeles, California
Builder: Matt Construction, Santa Fe Springs, California
was the groundbreaking and when will the grand opening occur?
Milestone Dates: Groundbreaking: May 2003
Grand Opening: Fall 2004. 66-week construction schedule.
was the cost of the Leatherby Libraries and how was it funded?
Cost to Design and Build: Approximately $25 million
Funding: Private donors, foundations, an IMLS grant
of the donor names will appear on the donor wall. The gifts
range in size from the lead gift of $3,000,000. We consider
a "Major gift" to be $5,000 and above, but there
are many people who have given to this library vision with
much less than that, including a 100% participation from Library
does the Leatherby Libraries compare to the Thurmond Clarke
Memorial Library (TCML)?
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What are the significant building features?
The Rotunda is the architectural icon of the building. It
is comprised of the first floor 24 hour study commons with
Cafe, group study rooms and a vend/copy reading area that
has just recently been named by Alumni parents Tom and Joy
Lewis and sponsored in part by the Weingart Foundation. The
Cafe will serve coffee, tea, smoothies, and grab-n-go food
items. The rest of the Rotunda is not part of the 24 hour
study commons. The second floor of the Rotunda is for lounge
seating. The third floor of the Rotunda is a spectacular 2-story
space with tables and chair seating.
Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room. On the second floor, approximately
40 seats at tables with task lighting. In this room will be
the Faculty Wall of Honor, noting the following categories:
Faculty Emeriti, Faculty Memoriam, Faculty Endowed Chairs,
and Wang-Fradkin Fellowships.
15 Group study rooms throughout the building. These will be
open for a first come, first served availability for groups
of 2 or more. Self-monitoring.
6 multi-media preview rooms to access non-print information.
These will be available by reserving the room for dedicated
periods of time. Each will be customized to the media of that
discipline. For example:
Film and Television will be a Screening Room
Music will be a Listening Room
Business and Economics includes a Document Camera
Education includes a Kurzweil Reading Machine and a round
table for working together. <:
Science and Technology includes extra computers for CD access
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: supports slide projector
for art slides
Reference Consultation Room for Individual Reference Conferences
Satellite Education Information Center. Funded by the Annenberg
Foundation to support library services to Brandman University
and Interlibrary Loan.
O. and Anne Newton Walther Periodical Reading Room includes
current periodicals, newspaper and microfilm area, and reading
Alumni Association Reading Alcove (looks down on the part
of the lobby that is two story)- will eventually have an Alumni
Assoiation display and possibly a collection of books by Chapman
Jim and Kay Burra Rotunda Reading Room - lounge seating on
this floor. Connected to the Doy and Dee Henley Reading Room
where the faculty wall of honor is located.
and third floors feature some reading alcoves, one on floor
two funded by the Raymond Group.
Malloy Performance Portico. Named by Tom and Sharon Malloy.
Third floor elevator lobby area. Has drop down screen and
capability for up to 20 chairs. The nearby storeroom will
contain 20 chairs and a portable lectern. We will use the
video projector from the Library Meeting Room on floor four
to project images in this area. Has controllable lighting
if necessary. A cultural center of the library.
Stegemeier Rotunda Reading Room. Dramatic two-story space
where there are tables and chairs.
Lawrence and Jean Shaffer Library Instruction Room. Includes
20 computers currently with capacity for 40, instructor master
control center, and seats for 40 patrons.
Fashionables Terrace for special events.
Library Administration offices.
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives.
Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library.
Staff lounge named for Grace Rankin Lounge in TCML
the Leatherby Libraries have Internet access?
Yes, and it will also have wireless capability throughout
for students with laptops.
provided the furnishings?
Furnishings were provided by Huntington Business Interiors.
There will be plaques in certain areas acknowledging the gifts
of chairs, computers, tables by donors such as the Oak Tree
Racing Association, Eddie and Marjorie Carlmark, and Bill
and Linda Scholle.
Will there be copiers and queued printers available for
Yes, there will be 5 copiers altogether. Floor 1: One
in Rotunda and one in 1st floor copy alcove. Floor 2: One
in the copy alcove. Floor 3: One in the copy alcove. Floor
4: A copier in the Yamagishi Reading Room in Special Collections.
Queued Printers: 5 printers altogether: same locations as