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SLC Libraries receive $1.7M boost from Provincial Government


St. Lawrence College libraries will undergo a transformation by next fall thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the Ontario government in honour of the College’s 50th anniversary.

New furniture and equipment, smart boards and study pods and upgraded IT systems will help turn libraries in Kingston, Cornwall and Brockville into state-of-the-art Library Learning Commons.

The new Library Learning Commons will bring together critical learning and academic services in community hubs to support student learning. New types of furnishings, equipment and technology will foster a more creative and collaborative learning environment. 

“The library is the hub of academic life at the college and this transformation will modernize our student learning environments to meet the needs of today’s learners,” said Glenn Vollebregt, St. Lawrence College President and CEO.   “We thank our MPP Sophie Kiwala and the Ministry of Advanced Skills and Education for an investment that will allow us to create a true learning legacy for our students. We couldn’t have done this alone.”

“As St. Lawrence College celebrates 50 years of high-quality education in our community, I am delighted that the Ministry’s investment helps them to revitalize the libraries on all three campuses,” said Sophie Kiwala, MPP for Kingston and the Islands. “Modernized equipment and resources will enhance learning and ensure that students have the right skills for a knowledge and technology-driven economy.”

The transformation of all three campus Library Learning Commons will be completed by summer 2018.  All campuses are open to the public and prospective students at Open House on Saturday, April 8, 2017.


About St. Lawrence College

With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 8,000 full-time students, and more than 85,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices, we work with thousands of clients annually.


For information:

Shaun Kelly

St. Lawrence College, Communications
Cell: 613-330-2482