The Library/Learning Resource Center is a two-story, 40,000 square foot building with a capacity for 100,000 print volumes. It was funded by State and Measure E, designed by LPA Architecture Firm in Irvine and built by Taisei Construction Corporation of Cypress.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Library/Learning Resource Center was held on January 25th, 2005 (see pictures). The construction took 18 months (see pictures). The building was completed in summer 2006 and dedicated on Sept. 27, 2006 (see pictures/news release).
The Library has 75 student PCs for students to surf the web and do their homework; 7 Mac computers in the Student Innovation Zone (SIZ) located on the 2nd floor for creating multimedia projects or innovative works. There are 12 Group Study Rooms for student groups with as many as 12 students on the 2nd floor and a Media Area with 6 TV/DVD/CD players. In addition, there is a Faculty Development Center (FDC) dedicated to professional development for faculty and staff on the first floor. The parking is located behind the building.
The LPA architecture firm has won several awards for the design of the Library building including the excellence in architecture award from Society for College and University Planning in June 2007 (LPA news release).
On July 21, 2014, Rancho Santiago Community College district Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of the Santiago Canyon College library in honor of Lorenzo A. Ramirez. Click here for more information. The naming ceremony was held on Feb. 11, 2016. Click here for more information.
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