Council of Regents approves the UNK library project, update of the Greek housing plan | Local News
Improved access to UNK archives and special collections
Space for university and community programs, exhibits and other outreach activities
The renovation will allow the library to serve as a hub for academic support services by bringing together existing UNK programs in one location. The library currently houses the Learning Commons and the Mitchell Center, where the Department of Communication is located.
The Calvin T. Ryan bookcase also needs aesthetic and mechanical improvements. The renovation will update the lighting, floors, ceilings, paint, furniture, toilets, IT infrastructure and HVAC systems, extending the useful life of the building and increasing energy efficiency.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022 and be completed in summer 2024. The renovation is planned as a phased project, allowing the library to continue operations during construction.
A priority project for the UNK student government for several years, the library renovation will be funded by bonds issued through LB384, a recently passed bill that expands a state-university partnership addressing deferred maintenance needs throughout the NU system.
Fraternity and Sorority Housing
The board of regents also approved an update to the UNK fraternity and sisterhood housing project at Friday’s meeting.