Gardner A. Sage Library Improvement
The Gardner A. Sage Library refurbishment will preserve and enhance the library services for students and library patrons.
Since 1875, Gardner A. Sage Library has stood at the center of our common life and mission. It has become a museum of the past, a deeply inspiring instrument for our future, and an enduring presence of beauty for our life together. Over the years, the Seminary community has added to the structure on two occasions: rst, in 1923, when the original design was realized with the addition of two transepts and the apse; and second, in 1983, with the addition of the reading court as the library and main building were re-oriented to the north to allow added parking for commuting students.
The Building A New Future Campaign has committed two-thirds of its goal to increase the Seminary’s endowment holdings. Your gifts to the Seminary Fund and the Library Improvement Fund will have an immediate impact; donations to those two Funds will be used to meet the ongoing needs of students and the Seminary.
Our goal is to raise $500,000 to update and upgrade Gardner A. Sage Library for the use and enrichment of generations to come. Improvements so far completed include an accessible entrance on the west side of the Library so those who are walking from our parking lot are able to enter easily, and cleaning, preserving and protecting the three beautiful stained glass windows that grace the formal entrance to the Library. In addition we are planning to restore the stone brickwork on the exterior of the library, interior painting, lighting, carpeting and seating.
Gardner A. Sage Library now sits on the highest hill on our block and remains the center of our campus and one of the architectural treasures of New Brunswick.
Thank you for your contribution to the Gardner A. Sage Library Improvement Fund. Your support makes a world of difference for our students, our Seminary and our community.