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:

Future Phases


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, 9, 11, 12 and 13)

Recently Completed Phases


Beth and Lou Holtz Family Grand Reading Room

Two story destination for quiet work, overlooking the west campus lawn

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


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


Teaching and Collaboration Hub

Venues for instruction, interdisciplinary research and collaboration


Technology Row

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



Entrance Gallery, New North Entrance & Tenth Floor


Concourse Transformation and Scholars Lounge


Teaching, Research and Collaboration Hub


Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship, Research Commons and Technology Row


Grand Reading Room


Special Collections


Tower Floor Enclaves


Exhibit Galleries