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salisbury school library and humaniteis building

The Centennial Library and Humanities Building dramatically welcomes visitors to the Salisbury School. Set into a hill surrounded by the spectacular Berkshire Mountains, this commanding structure recalls Salisbury's history of academic excellence while stepping into the 21st century.

The facility anchors the northern edge of the revitalized academic quad while putting a contemporary twist on the campus' Georgian style. Dormer windows and a gambrel roof echo the historic main academic building's form. A large semicircular glazed bay overlooks a terrace, playing fields, and sweeping mountain vistas. Light streams through the glass panels of the central cupola, naturally illuminating the entire building.

The library boasts bright and efficient educational space. A transparent workroom located directly behind the circulation desk channels in soft natural light and enables passive supervision. Windows and high clerestories surround the computer and reading rooms. The natural light, smooth curve of the space, and cherry paneling meld into a warm and nurturing atmosphere conducive to learning. English and history classrooms, seminar rooms, computer rooms, offices, and a language lab fill the second and third floors. The ground level holds a full service seminar and conference center.