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Restoration Details || Floor Plans || Computing/Network Resources

This section of the Cecil H. Green Library Web site provides information on the newly restored Bing Wing. (The formal opening and rededication took place on October 12, 1999.) The past year (1998-99) of the restoration project has been documented with photographs of the building under construction, as well as architectural drawings. New programmatic and service areas are detailed in floorplans, which have been provided in a printer-friendly format for your convenience.

Also available are:

The original library, built by famed architectural firm Bakewell and Brown, was dedicated in 1919 as the new building of the Stanford University Libraries. It was known for decades as the Main Library. Following the completion of the Cecil H. Green Library (the East Wing) in 1979, the Main Library was soon being referred to as Green West.

Once again, this building, beautifully reconstructed after being damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, has a new name. It has reopened as the Bing Wing in recognition of Peter and Helen Bing's generous contributions to Stanford and the Libraries.

The two buildings together (Bing Wing and East Wing) are known as the Cecil H. Green Library. The two wings are now connected on three floors; they function as a single facility with an underground link to Meyer Library.

The Bing Wing Restoration Project

Click on one of the links listed below to view a collection of information about that area of the new wing.

Barchas Room
(Special Collections seminar room -- 2nd floor)

Bender Room
(reading room -- 5th floor)

Field Room
(Special Collections and University Archives -- 2nd floor)

Grand Corridor
(Nancy Barry Munger '45 and Charles T. Munger Rotunda, Peterson Exhibit Gallery --1st and 2nd floor)

Timothy Hopkins Room
(Associates of Stanford University Libraries office -- 3rd floor)

Lane Reading Room
(Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center -- 2nd floor)

Social Sciences Resource Center (SSRC)
(Social Sciences Data Services, Statistical Applications Consulting, reading room -- 1st floor)

Bing Wing building facade photo tour

Floor Plans and Architectural Elevations

Floor Plans:
First, second, and third floor maps and library open hours combined on one page for easy reference.

Book stacks, reading areas, etc.

1st floor
Social Sciences Resource Center, SUL/AIR offices.

2nd floor
Lane Reading Room, Field Room, Barchas Room, Munger Rotunda, Peterson Exhibit Gallery.

3rd floor
Timothy Hopkins Room (University Archives offices). Study areas and offices.

4th floor
Special Collections offices. Closed to the public.

5th floor
Bender Room.

Architect's elevation drawings:
West side (front entrance)
South side

Computing and Network Resources

Almost every seat in the Bing Wing provides access to SUNet via Ethernet ports in tabletops and side tables (next to soft seating). Readers with laptop computers can access catalogs, databases, and other electronic resources, including the Internet, from wherever they happen to be working in the library.

Specialized computing assistance and resources are provided in the Social Sciences Resource Center (first floor) and in the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Center (Lane Room).

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