Hesburgh Library Renovation
The Hesburgh Libraries are currently in the second phase of the renovation of our main library. This web site is intended to provide you with news and information on this substantial endeavor, as well as an avenue for input.
Rethink. Reshape. Reconfigure. Respond
Mindful of its heritage as a research library, and conscious of its special legacy to current and future scholars, the Hesburgh Library is renovating the 1st and 2nd floors to fulfill its vision of the library as a gateway to knowledge and intellectual endeavor and to enhance its organizational capacity to meet changing user expectations more efficiently. This renovation will transform collections, services, and spaces in a way that will support the University of Notre Dame as the preeminent Catholic research institution in the world.
Whether using the print collection, digital resources, or working with others to create and use digital material in new ways, researchers will use the Library to meet and engage with their peers in ways that facilitate their scholarship. The Library will also meet the academic needs and collaborative learning styles of today’s students — and tomorrow’s scholars — by providing a variety of flexible learning and social spaces.
The renovation will also enable organizational transformation through an enhanced working environment for staff, improved workflows, and new synergies between departments. The end result will be revamped service configurations, opportunities for new campus partnerships, and heightened visibility of the Library.Rethink. Reshape. Reconfigure. Respond: these are the watchwords that will guide the Hesburgh Library in its transformation into a library of the 21st century.