Hesburgh Library Renovation


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


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



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