Olin Library Transformation

John M. Olin Library: Open House of New Spaces

By ksinger on March 29, 2018

Join the University Libraries for an open house of the new and updated spaces at John M. Olin Library. See the exhibits in our new galleries, use interactive technology in the Data Services suite, explore the collaboration and instruction spaces, and visit the Level A Newman Exploration Center. T...

Reimagined Olin Library Unveils New Whispers, Research and Study Spaces

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 16, 2018

By Diane Toroian Keaggy   Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis will unveil two highly anticipated features on Tuesday, Jan. 16 — an improved Whispers Café and new research and study spaces in the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration. And, for the first time, both the lib...

New North Entrance Now Open

By Rose Miyatsu on November 2, 2017

The North Side of Olin: Then and Now     This week we are pleased to announce the official opening of the new north entrance to Olin library. This additional entrance, first proposed by Ann Beha Architects in 2013, is perhaps one of the most anticipated features of the Olin reconstructi...

Arc Closed for Renovation

By Julie Hale on May 11, 2017

The Arc on Level A of Olin Library will close today for renovations associated with the Olin Library Transformation project. It will remain closed for the duration of summer and well into the fall 2017 semester.  When the space reopens, users will find revamped and refreshed teaching and learning...

Construction work planned for February 4 at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on February 3, 2017

Construction for the Olin Library Transformation project will take place on Saturday, February 4th, from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. If noise becomes bothersome, grab a free pair of ear plugs at the Help Desk, or check out one of the departmental libraries on Danforth Campus (remember to check their hours, w...

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Watch the Olin Library Transformation Webcam

By Sarah Laaker on September 18, 2016

Now, you can watch the Olin Library Transformation in action! Check out the bird’s-eye view from our webcam. For reference, the top of the image shows the north wall of Whispers Café, which borders the grand stair inside the building. This summer, you can watch the excavation in progress. After t...

Excavation Begins at Olin Library

By Sarah Laaker on June 30, 2016

As part of the Olin Library Transformation project, excavation of the Whispers Café area began last week. Trucks are making their way to the Olin site from Forsyth Boulevard and back again, escorted by golf carts for the safety of pedestrians and bike traffic.   As of June 24, 80 loads of di...