Millersville University -
Francine G. McNairy Library Renovations
Millersville, PA

After nearly two years of renovations, the library on the campus of Millersville University was once again open for the start of the Fall, 2013 school year. Formerly named the Ganser Library, the facility was dedicated as the Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum to honor the former Millersville president, who retired in Jan., 2013. The overall building kept the name of Ganser Hall, but it now houses the McNairy Library.

The dedication ceremony was held Oct. 24, 2013, after a summer-full of staff and students moving all of the library's 350,000 items back to the facility. During the renovations, a temporary library, with about 10,000 items, was set up in the university's Gerhart Hall.

The $25 million project includes additional and renovated study rooms, bathrooms, elevators and computer labs, as well as new furniture and an improved heating and cooling system. The changes make the library compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is also a new cafe and a 24-hour study room.

Ganser Library opened in 1967 and had not been renovated since then. It was named for Helen Ganser, the school's first librarian. CH&E server as General Contractor for this exciting new chapter in the history of Millersville University.

Architect: Highland Associates - Clarks Summit, PA