- Opened in April 2008
- Over 1,200 reader seats in a variety of formats, including carrels, small tables, movable lounge furniture, and outdoor seating in the café and terraces.
- Three-story atrium with living room area featuring casual lounge seating and study carrels
- Three video viewing and recording rooms
- Saint Clare Room - traditional reading room
- Sunstream Café
- Information Commons with 68 high-end computers, media stations, assistive technology stations, reference materials, and helpful staff.
- Digital Media Lab and Faculty development lab
- Videoconferencing rooms
- Three training rooms for library and technology instruction that double as drop-in labs when free.
- Two video editing suites
- Approximately 250,000 volumes on open shelves
- Approximately 600,000 volumes in the Automated Retrieval System, which has a total capacity of 1 million volumes
- Approximately 590,000 government documents
- Approximately 865,000 microform units
- Rev. Norman F. Martin, S.J., Archives and Special Collections Reading Room and Exhibit Gallery
|| 194,000 square feet on four levels
- 70% recycled content in the 135,000 cubic foot concrete slab
- 90% of non-storage areas have natural lighting and outside visibility
- Energy-efficient lighting throughout
- Minimal use of materials with vinyl, formaldehyde, phthalates, or mercury
- Raised flooring to reduce cooling and heating costs
- Reused roof tile from the previous library
- 3 robotics cranes retrieve and reshelve books and other materials from over 11,000 bins
- Total capacity over 1 million volumes
- Currently has over 600,000 volumes (ca. 60% full)
- 3 robotic cranes were named as a result of a student contest and are called Hart, Ichabod, and Stephen in honor of literary “Cranes”
- It takes less than 10 minutes from the point when a book is requested online and when that book is available to pick up at the front of the building.
- Also referred to an ASRS (Automated Retrieval and Storage system), there are less than 20 libraries in the world that are using a system of this type
- Some other ASRS installations include libraries at Cornell, Colgate, CSU Northridge, Grand Valley State, North Carolina State, Sonoma State, University of Chicago, UNLV, and Utah State