The George E. Bello Center for Information and Technology

Building and Library Facts/Statistics at a Glance

Architects
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
Building Project
Floor Plans

Construction
Gilbane
Technology Consultants:
Shen Milsom & Wilke
Custom Woodworking
Jutras Woodworking
Shelving
Montel; Spacesaver

Move in Date:  
September 2002

Square Footage
George E. Bello Center total square footage: 72,080
Douglas and Judith Krupp Library section: 62,000

Internet Connections
Wired connections: 1,152 live data ports
Wireless connections: 1,536 (6 access points).
Bryant University has been 100% wireless since Fall 2004.

SEATING

Seating - Main Level 309 seats
Heidi and Walter Stepan Grand Hall 400 lecture style; 200 dining
Classroom 101 (Multi-purpose room) 24 seats
Richard and Geraldine Capobianco Classroom (Classroom 102) 35/36 seats
Seminar Room 103 20 seats
Library Seating - Information Commons 230
Seating - Upper Level 262 seats
Conference Room 214 20 seats
C.V. Starr Financial Markets Center 26 seats
Study Rooms (13 Rooms) - Upper Level 60 seats total
Study Rooms (11) 4 seats
Study Rooms (2) 8 seats
General Upper Level Seating 156
Total Building Seating 571
Total Library Only Seating (library/study rooms) 446


SHELVING IN LINEAR FEET

Reference Shelving: 1,546 linear feet
Current Periodical Shelving: 770 linear feet
Compact Shelving: 6,979 linear feet
Circulating Collection Shelving: 15,756 linear feet
Staff shelving: 582 linear feet
Total linear feet library shelving: 25,633 linear feet or nearly 5 miles

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

  2007-08  2008-09  2009-10  2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Circulating Books 122,330 122,295 122,778 126,137 122,026  122,695 122,944
Reserves 2,262 2,462 3,081 2,898 3,036  2,806 2,770
Current fiction 156 127 319 488 466  495 469
Reference Books 12,812 12,653 12,802 13,304 12,544  12,504 11,660
Tax Aisle 794 781 771 764 765  775 775
Archives 1,185 1,209 1,314 1,404 1,409  1,424 1,425
Bound Periodicals 6,000 est. 6,000 est. 6,000 est. 6,000 est. 6,000  6,000 6,000
TOTAL PRINT 145,539 145,527 147,065 150,995 146,246  146,699 146,043
E-books 14,859 15,772 17,615 40,682 30,076  22,579 33,800
Print subscriptions 300 228 186 150 147  110 97
E-journal titles 47,484 50,212 68,729 67,248 66,537  70,019 69,286
Microfilm Reels 14,541 14,541 14,541 14,541 14,541  14,451 14,451
AV 1,731 1,854 2,137 2,224 1,964  2,293 2,526
HELIN/InRhode Items  6,318,829  6,703,421 7,011,905 7,332,866 7,741,319 7,804,027 8,595,770


SELECTIVE STATISTICS

  2007-08 2008-09  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Gate Count* 394,737 416,867 399,415 385,496 353,505 295,894 249,709
Circulation 14,902 13,429 13,581 11,905 12,014 12,069 10,695
Books Bryant Borrowed from HELIN 3,694 5,171 4,563 3,943 3,147 2,524 2,564
Bryant Books lent to HELIN 3,378 3,479 3,514 3,030 3,138 2,871 2,753
Bryant Books lent to Brown 445 364 514 419 499 175 98
Books borrowed from Brown 160 149 269 96 116 110 269
ILL Requests (Borrow) 674 784 735 825 786 809  
ILL Requests (Lend) 1,206 616 618 638 728 648  
E-Reserves 23,150 21,642 25,935 25,606 21,335 13,027 16,697
Laptops Loaned 302 260 371 403 444 280 213


* The library's last gate count before moving to the Bello Center in 2002 was 185,156.