New Library and Innovation Center Campaign

The Library campaign will enable Saint Mary’s College to build a leading edge innovation center supporting collaboration, learning, research, and creation of new knowledge.  

The Library and Innovation Center will give students access to all of the services, resources, and tools they need to be academically successful.  It will further enhance student success by providing services and spaces that attract faculty to work – and relax – in the building, thus creating an opportunity for informal faculty/student interactions. In addition, it will include attractive spaces designed for campus and broader community events.

Saint Mary’s students require different study and creation spaces and support  services during the course of their academic careers and as they move into their major areas of concentration.  At times a student will need quiet, contemplative space and access to the works of the world’s best thinkers and writers.  There will be other times when a student may need support services such as help researching or writing a term paper or coaching in sophisticated tools to model and analyze data.  And, as we broaden our definitions of learning and knowledge, students will need “creation” spaces with cutting edge technology that enables them to build new knowledge—often through group collaboration and often across physical and political boundaries.