Olin Library Transformation

With the completion of the Olin Transformation Project, John M. Olin Library has greater accessibility, new study spaces, more areas for collaboration and instruction, and expanded exhibition spaces to highlight the University Libraries’ unique collections.

The Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration in John M. Olin Library.
James Byard/Washington University

The renovation that kicked off in May 2016 has added about 20,000 square feet to the library building. As part of the project, two additional entrances were created—one on the north side of building, and one on the east side through the library’s cafe, Whispers—that emphasize the library’s role as a hub to the Washington University community.

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