Kennedy Library Transformation
The Cal Poly Kennedy Library is the heart of Cal Poly. With over one million visitors a year, it serves all students, faculty, staff, and community members outside of Cal Poly with resources and collaborative spaces for group projects and interaction.
Kennedy Library is over 40 years old and needs significant system upgrades. During the summer of 2023, Cal Poly plans to transform the space so the community will return to a refreshed building with new flooring, painting, acoustical ceilings, signage, an expanded café on the First Level, a courtyard with more convenient access to flexible classroom spaces, seismic and fire safety improvements, and greater thermal comfort with air conditioning.
The Kennedy Library transformation also presents an opportunity -- an opportunity for students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members to make a difference. Some members of the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) have already signed on as donors to the project; others are actively fundraising on behalf of the library. Kennedy Library is seeking donations to cover additional projects, including the construction of more inclusive room/space options so the exchange of ideas and creative activities will flourish. Donations will help achieve aspirational goals, going beyond what can be accomplished within the available budget.
Help us improve Kennedy Library to match the ingenuity for which Cal Poly is known by giving us your financial support.
Construction will begin in Summer 2023, and all personnel and resources will be relocated around the campus during the renovation. Click here to learn more about the transformation project.