Hesburgh Library Renovation

Phases

The future renovation projects will be implemented in several phases that will span across several years as funding for each area is raised and allocated by the University. The phases as guided by the Master Plan will include:

Active Phases

 

Concourse Transformation & Scholars Lounge

Enhanced and expanded concourse surrounded by points of interaction: café, exhibit, Scholars Lounge, informal seating areas, and incorporates new staff workspace

 

Technology Row

Nexus for scholarly research and production with digital tools including Center for Digital Scholarship, Research Commons and Technology Commons

 

Teaching and Collaboration Hub

Venues for instruction, interdisciplinary research and collaboration

FUTURE PHASES

 

Grand Reading Room

Skylit, two story destination for quiet work, overlooking the west campus lawn

 

Rare Books, Special Collections, Archives

Promotes curation and use of Notre Dame’s rare and special collections as well as gallery space

 

Tower Floors

Mix of collections, open seating nooks, dedicated reading rooms and graduate student enclaves (floors 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13)

Completed Phases

 

Entrance Gallery & Tenth Floor

Dynamic first impression that unites primary services, and provides more visible service points housing staff, supporting user services and operations

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Entrance Gallery, New North Entrance & Tenth Floor

 

Concourse Transformation and Scholars Lounge

 

Teaching, Research and Collaboration Hub

 

Center for Digital Scholarship, Research Commons and Technology Row

 

Grand Reading Room

 

Special Collections

 

Tower Floor Enclaves

 

Exhibit Galleries