Sep 5th, 2013
4:41 pm
September 5th, 2013 | University
University Librarian updates campus on SML construction

If you haven’t yet noticed the iconic blue scaffolding on Sterling Memorial Library, take note: Yale’s very own “Cathedral of Knowledge” is under renovation for the next year. Work on the nave of Sterling began this past June and will culminate in September 2014, meaning that, during this 15-month period, visitors and overeager parents will […]

Jun 3rd, 2013
9:53 pm
June 3rd, 2013 | University
Construction begins on SML nave

A 15-month restoration project of the Sterling Memorial nave, the expansive atrium that greets visitors upon entry to the building, began today, University Librarian Susan Gibbons announced in an email to the Yale community Monday morning. The construction process will restore the nave’s full interior, including its stained glass windows, stonework and woodwork and will […]

May 31st, 2013
6:51 pm
May 31st, 2013 | University
Alum donates $20 million to renovate SML nave

Richard Gilder ’54 and his wife, Lois Chiles, donated the $20 million gift that will fund the upcoming renovation of the Sterling Memorial Library nave. The renovation of the entrance hall of the library — known as “the nave” because of its resemblance to a cathedral — was announced in fall 2011 after the Yale […]

Nov 17th, 2012
3:54 am
November 17th, 2012 | University
Fire reported in Sterling Library

At least four fire trucks and an ambulance descended on Sterling Memorial Library around 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon after the library was evacuated due to a reported fire. The fire was small and most likely caused by construction on the roof of the main building, according to three firefighters on the scene. Those who were […]

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