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

   2015-2016   2016-2017 
Circulating Books         127,269  
Reserves              2,500             2,533
Current fiction                 474  
Reference Books           11,941  
Tax Aisle                 824  
Special Collections              1,390  
Bound Periodicals              6,000             6,000
TOTAL PRINT         150,398  
E-books           43,479  
Print Subscriptions                 100  
E-journal Titles           30,491  
Microfilm Reels           14,451           14,451
Audio Visual              3,554  


SELECTIVE STATISTICS

   2015-2016   2016-2017 
Gate Count*         245,946  
Materials Borrowed from Other Libraries              2,094  
Materials Lent to Other Libraries                 942  
Print Circulation           15,792  
Research Queries (Instant Messaging)              4,232  
Research Queries (In Person)              5,595  
Research Queries (Text Messaging)              1,529  

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