Bass Library, Yale University

Located in the shadow of Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, Bass Library accommodates a 150,000-volume core collection and a variety of study areas in a two-story, 60,000-square-foot underground structure. Connection to Sterling is via an underground tunnel. Our solution creates a new above-ground entrance to Bass Library. A new day-lit lounge near the entry creates a focal point for both libraries and encourages student movement from Sterling through Bass library. New classrooms and group study areas in the remodeled portion of Sterling draw patrons from the connecting tunnel at Bass into Sterling Library.