New Library delayed until Fall 2019

BY DAN WANSER

Temple University has announced that its’ new $170 million library will not be done by October 2018 as originally planned.

This news does not come as a surprise to a lot of people, but it does disappoint a lot of students, specifically juniors who were anticipating using the library and will now likely graduate before it’s completion.

“It’s really frustrating,” said junior Education major Shane McGinley. “They promised us all these facilities and now it seems like they’re backing out. What’s the point of spending all this money on tuition and still be studying in a building from the 60s?”

Other students like Alim Zhakanov, like junior computer science major, are slightly disappointed but also feel that they wouldn’t have used it anyway.

“I wish it was going to be finished while I was here but I don’t really use the library that we have now,” said Zhakanov. “I prefer to do my work either in the tech center or at my apartment so it doesn’t bother me that much”

It is not known what will happen with Paley Library once the new library is completed, options reportedly being considered include more classrooms and/or green space.