Olin Library Transformation Project Starts May 23

A rendering of the Olin Library.

Rendering of new Olin Library


Big news: the Olin Library Transformation project kicks off on May 23, 2016. Updates on the renovation will be posted regularly on our website.

The landscape of the Libraries has been reimagined based on conversations with faculty, students, and donors. Here are some of the new features coming to Olin in spring 2018:

  • More seating, with ample access to power outlets
  • A new north entrance
  • More special collections storage space
  • More exhibition space for unique materials from the Libraries, the university community, and beyond
  • New spaces, tools, and technologies for learning, research, and teaching
  • An expanded and improved Whispers Café

Please note that Whispers Café will be closed from May 23, 2016, until the spring semester of 2018. During this time, expanded vending options will be available in the Ginkgo Room of Olin Library. Additional chairs and tables will be set up in Olin near the Help Desk. Olin itself will be open 24/7 during the fall 2016, spring 2017 and fall 2017 semesters.


View of expanded Whispers Cafe’





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