Washington University Libraries are excited to announce the Olin Library Transformation project, an upcoming renovation of Olin Library. Construction begins May 23, 2016, and new spaces are slated to be open in time for the fall 2017 semester!
Responding to student and faculty feedback, the project will increase the quantity and variety of seating, study, and research spaces for library users; implement a new north entrance for seamless access to Olin; increase special collections exhibition and storage capacity; and enhance the accessibility and visibility of specialized research services and special collections.
For more details about the project, see our story on the Libraries' blog.
The project is funded through donations; read about our generous donors in The Source.
|Level 1||Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration; Thomas Gallery; new north entrance; exhibit spaces; Whispers Café expansion|
|Levels 2 and 3||Newman Tower within Whispers atrium; balcony seating on Level 2; seminar room on Level 3|
|Level A||Newman Exploration Center; Libraries’ Scholarly Services & Instructional Support Services staff; Blackboard support through the Teaching Center; variety of consultation, seating, study, and learning spaces; gender-inclusive restrooms; infant nursing room|
|Level B||Increased collections storage|