In August 2000, the Schulz Information Center opened. The many unique features of the three-story, 215,000 square foot building include wireless technology, video conferencing, a 24-hour computer lab, art gallery space, a cafe, open terraces, and natural and ambient lighting, including skylights. The Information Center also houses an Automated Retrieval System (ARS), which provides quick access to 750,000 items housed in a computer-managed shelving system. Additionally, the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center has entrances with easy access, multiple stations to check out materials, more than 100,000 feet of fiber optic cabling, nearly 5,000 network and phone jacks, and state-of-the-art seismic features.
Funding the Schulz Information Center was as innovative as the building itself:
o $7.5 million from private endowments and donations from SSU faculty, staff
and students; including $5 million from Jean and Charles Schulz
o $5 million from Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District
o $32 million from state funding
An endowment was established to support the Information Center in honor of Jean and Charles Schulz and others.