A new Library & Learning Commons will solidify Saint Mary's as one of the world's great universities, by building a technologically advanced, laser-sharp, and collaborative learning environment that today's higher education student demands. This facility will open portals to other worlds, staffed by expert guides who share with our students all that is possible.
Today, more than ever, a great library is the dynamic nexus of a voraciously expanding global body of knowledge, a reservoir of data and learning that is said to double every year. The sum of knowledge students encounter is an information-heavy digital sea that requires efficient research skills and navigation expertise.
As the heartbeat of our academic enterprise, this centrally located scholars’ hub will integrate the physical and digital worlds, break down barriers, build bridges across differences, and form connections that are vital to our mission.
*These renderings show the plans for the Library & Learning Commons based upon an internal assessment of need. Some of the details are subject to change and the plans will evolve as the architects and engineers prepare the construction plans for the building.