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Dean Connie Dowell
Dowell, Dean of
Board of Trust Approves Library Renovation
Vanderbilt University’s General Library Building
is undergoing a $6 million renovation that addresses 21st
century teaching and research needs for students and faculty
while enhancing the experiences of community visitors. This
is the first major change to Vanderbilt’s largest library
building since the addition of the H. Fort Flowers Wing in
The renovation will upgrade almost 19,000 square feet of existing space. The number of large,
attractive study areas will be increased, including two multi-purpose group study areas that can
be used for library instruction classes, study sessions and special events. The number of public
workstations will be increased, and the lobby’s four help desks will be consolidated to provide a
single service point for library users. A café will be added on the fourth floor, directly accessible
from campus as well as through the library.
Construction on the lobby, reference room, computer commons and second floor breezeway will
be completed in time for the fall semester. By the end of the calendar year, work on the café and
community room will be done.
The full text of the Vanderbilt News article is available online.
“Scholarship has changed dramatically in the 70 years since
construction of the Central Library. The information revolution
completely transformed the way faculty members teach, the way
students learn and the way faculty and students conduct
~ Provost Richard McCarty
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The Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries are undergoing an exciting renovation. This guide highlights our efforts to Build a Better Library.
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