May 16, 2022

Academic/Research Libraries: Notre Dame Renovates Hesburgh Library

From The Observer (Student-Run Paper at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s):

With the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library less than a year away, Notre Dame officials decided it was time to give the campus landmark a much-needed facelift.


Head librarian Diane Parr Walker said these renovations aim to modernize the Library and make it a more welcoming facility.

“As a place where students spend a great deal of time in intellectual pursuits, we wanted the library to offer inviting, inspiring and comfortable spaces that will foster intellectual engagement,” Walker said.


The new first-floor design also features a “digital sandbox” area equipped with a Microsoft touch-screen surface table. Walker said the Office of Information Technology hopes to use this area to determine which services and technologies students find helpful and to expand upon that information for future planning.

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