The state Senate and House released their compromise capital budget this afternoon, providing $2 million to WSU for high-density compact shelving in Holland library on the Pullman campus.

The shelving would start a broader effort to consolidate some library collections and reclaim space in the campus core that could be repurposed at a later date. The reclaimed space could serve as a venue for new student study spaces.

The funding was previously proposed in the separate Senate and House capital budget proposals, in addition to the governor’s proposal which in December proposed $8 million for the effort. The compromise budget now awaits a vote by both chambers before it goes to the governor for consideration.

Legislative leaders said today that agreements on operating and transportation budgets will be revealed tomorrow in advance of floor votes in the House and Senate. The Legislature is scheduled to adjourn this year’s session Thursday night.