Hofstra University

Joan & Donald E. Axinn Library

Project at a Glance

Hempstead, NY


Bentel & Bentel

Project Type


Project Overview

  • Renovation took place in an occupied facility while a portion of the existing library remained open

Hofstra University’s main 11-story library, originally built in 1967, was completely renovated to create a new, state-of-the-art library and media center.

Axinn Library houses the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library, the John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository, the Business Development Center, a café and a 24-hour study area as well as over one million volumes and over 4,000 journals. Students now have complete access to online information databases throughout the library through the successful installation of a wireless network and wired work stations.