SVCC Library Receives State Grant

The Sauk Valley Community College Learning Commons Library is pleased to announce that it has received the On the Road to Recovery: Transforming Library Spaces grant for $23,508. The grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

This funding comes at a crucial time with the number of library quiet study rooms being reduced by more than half in recent years. The library is using grant funds to purchase six private lounge spaces that will allow students to work comfortably and relatively free of distraction. Academic support is a holistic effort, and quiet study spaces figure among the most valuable services the library can offer in that respect. The privacy lounges are projected to be installed in late February 2022.

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