In an effort to transform the Alcuin Library from a place of books to a bustling student gathering space, St. John’s University has engaged with Dunham to provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for the 87,381 SF addition and renovation to the historic library. The library is filled with unique spaces such as the Rare Resource Library, Bible Gallery, and special considerations were taken to accommodate the requirements of these areas. Alcuin Library sits at the center of the campus and serves an important role in the community. The library is a invaluable asset to the students, alumni, community members, and thousands across the country via an interlibrary loan program. The Alcuin Library is considered by the St. John’s University to be the “living room of the campus.”