Olin Library

From Ridgley to Olin: The History of Wash U’s Library

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

May 1 was the official Transformation Dedication of the newly renovated Olin Library, so we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at the history of Washington University’s library. Ridgley Library This history begins in the late 1800s when Stephen Ridgley, a former State Sen...

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...

“Are You Money Smart?” – Money Smart Week

By ksinger on April 17, 2017

Are you money smart? Do you need help understanding credit? Get helpful tools to finance your life after school by attending a presentation Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 142, Olin Library. Connie Bradford, Manager of Student & Parent Loan Programs, and James McDonald, Assista...

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...

Photo by Bill Fryman

Olin Library Transformation Project Begins

By ksinger on May 26, 2016

This week work started on the Olin Library Transformation project. Crews cleared the furniture from Whispers Café, moved seating from Whispers to Level 1, and added temporary vending machines to the Ginkgo Room. Have questions about about the project? See our new FAQ page. Generally, the hours of...