If we had a nickel for ever time we’re asked this question, we might well be able to fund half a building! Seriously, the question does come up, a lot. Unfortunately, external sources of funding have been the hold up for well over a decade now, but with a new President at Winthrop, these and many other questions are being revisited.
Recently, the matter was treated again in this Herald article and reprinted in this Charlotte Observer article. Check out either of these articles for more information on the discussions being held about a new library. Meanwhile, Dacus continues to tally record numbers of students in the building. Apparently, the Internet is no substitute for a library after all!