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 
Books (Circulating)        127,269  128,091
Reserves (Print)           2,500           1,969
Books (Leisure Reading)               474  427
Books (Reference)           11,941  12,005
Books (ReferenceTax Aisle)               824  843
Special Collections            1,390  1,407
Bound Periodicals            6,000            6,000
TOTAL PRINT 150,398

154,137

E-books          43,479  81,730
Print Subscriptions               100  100
E-journal Titles          30,491  28,008
Microfilm Reels          14,451          14,451
Audio Visual            3,554  3,795

 


SELECTIVE STATISTICS

   2015-2016   2016-2017 
Gate Count*        245,946  258,601
Materials Borrowed from Other Libraries             2,094  1,822
Materials Lent to Other Libraries                942  737
Print Book Circulation           15,792  16,105
E Book Circulation 16,871  15,545
Research Queries (Instant Messaging)             4,232  4,844
Research Queries (In Person)             5,595  3,423
Research Queries (Text Messaging)             1,529  1,041

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