WEST HARTFORD, CONN. – The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded a grant of $300,000 to the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), in support of significant improvements to the Pope Pius XII Library on the University’s main campus in West Hartford. The renovation project is under way and will continue throughout 2013.
Originally built in 1960, the Library was last updated in 1991 when renovations to the main reference room were completed.
A highlight of the renovations will be the relocation of the University’s Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) to the Library’s second floor. This will allow for a more effective relationship between the CAE and the Library’s reference services and materials, as well as provide increased space for a new program to improve the college readiness of local high school students.