Tidewater Community College and the City of Virginia Beach have partnered to create a unique joint library, delivering more services to the TCC campus and to the entire Beach community than either organization could deliver separately. Under construction on TCC's Virginia Beach campus, on the corner of Rosemont Road and Faculty Drive, the library will be 125,000 square feet - more than two football fields.
Costs for the $43 million project are split, with 80% from TCC, 20% from the City. Construction began in June 2011; the building is expected to open in August 2013.
Expanded Collections & Services
TCC students will enjoy an expanded popular materials collection, while residents will have increased access to academic materials. The library will feature thousands of books, periodicals, CDs, DVDs and more, with seamless, convenient service to all.
The building will be open according to TCC’s library hours, extending public library service access by about 16 hours more per week than currently available.
There will be nearly 400 public access computers, free Wi-Fi access, numerous computer labs and private study rooms. There will also be a dynamic children’s room, a public meeting room, a café, plenty of on-site parking, and more.
RRMM Architects of Norfolk teamed with two California firms, Carrier Johnson of San Diego, nationally known for library designs; and Anderson Brule of San Jose, specialists in joint use libraries. The building will be energy efficient with LEED silver certification.