$7M approved for Jefferson Community College learning center and library

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Jefferson County Board of Legislators passed a resolution Tuesday to spend up to $7 million in county funds as part of a $14 million plan to build a study center and to renovate the library at Jefferson Community College.

According to plans drawn up in 2008, the Collaborative Learning Center, as the new building is called in the resolution, would be a 41,000-square-foot facility where students would have access to library materials, computers, integrated technology such as Smartboards, counseling, tutoring and learning skills support, according to JCC President Carole A. McCoy.

The center is projected to cost $12.5 million. The remainder of the funds, $1.5 million, would go toward renovating the college’s Melvil Dewey Library Building, adding classrooms and additional office space, Mrs. McCoy said.

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