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    Library Renovation

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    The Ralph M. Besse Library Renovation

    To better reflect the way students access library services today, Ursuline College has renovated the main floor of the three-story library.

    Four students studying together

    The Ralph M. Besse Library is the heart of the Ursuline College campus. Open 100 hours weekly during the traditional semester, the library is the most utilized building on campus where students seek a welcoming place to get assistance and deepen their learning. The library currently houses nearly 120,000 physical volumes and its patrons can access more than 300,000 additional books through the library’s membership in the OhioLINK and Ohio Private Academic Library networks.

    The new, visually inviting Learning Commons features comfortable seating, collaborative work spaces, a café, and a one-stop information desk providing students improved access to academic support services ranging from IT to tutoring.

    Working with woman-owned Van Auken Akins Architects, Ursuline College has developed a design for a state-of-the-art learning space for both self-directed study and academic assistance.

    We welcome your visit!

    Library Commons Blueprint