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New Exhibition Celebrates Lauinger Library's 50th Anniversary

Image of Lauinger Library at graduation

A new exhibition at the Library, 50 Years of Excellence & Service, celebrates Lauinger’s 50th birthday. Tracing the history, work, and evolution of Lauinger Library from its planning and opening in 1970 through the present day, the exhibition can be found in Lauinger’s Fairchild and Special Collections Galleries through May. A companion exhibition, Eight Things You May (Or May Not) Know About Lauinger Library, appears in the Kerbs Exhibit Area on the third floor.

For five decades, the Library has provided services, collections, and spaces relied upon by Hoyas to extend and deepen their curiosity and learning. A cadre of dedicated staff and generous donors have ensured that, despite the seismic changes in information technology and publishing, students and faculty have the resources they need to create substantive, new scholarship.

Today’s Library remains a central place to conduct research and to study; it is also a place of creativity and exploration. Several major transformations in the Library’s recent history reflect a shift toward more collaborative and experiential learning. Newer spaces such as the Gelardin New Media Center, the Maker Hub, and the Booth Family Center for Special Collections provide opportunities for students and faculty to engage with the topics they are studying in innovative ways, whether they are consulting primary sources or finding new technologies that will allow them to tell the story of their research.

Visit the fifth floor of Lauinger Library to view the exhibition or view it online.