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Library Renovation

The Roberta A. Smith Library

A new home for the Muskingum University Library and the Teacher Preparation Program


Rendering of the northern view of the new University Center

Construction is underway on the new Roberta A. Smith Library. The state-of-the art facility will be home to the Muskingum University Library and the Teacher Preparation Program. The Library will complete the campus arrival plaza, complementing Montgomery Hall and Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall.

The new Library’s core will be formed by the existing c. 1969 library building. The current 23,000 square foot library will be enveloped by 15,000 square feet of new construction, creating a spacious 38,000 square foot structure featuring four newly-designed facades and red-tile roof lines. The current library’s interior will be demolished down to its original framing, allowing a completely new design to unfold within.

For the duration of the construction period, library services have been moved to Cambridge Hall, rooms 109 and 127.


The new Roberta A. Smith Library will span three floors and feature:

  • A Colloquium Center – two story, 1,500 square foot gathering space featuring glass walls and a projection wall.
  • Technology Centers open for student access on all levels of the building
  • Specialized Library Centers
  • General Library Collection
  • Reference Center
  • Café and Lounge
  • Seven classrooms, including two teacher education laboratories
  • Teacher Preparation Learning Assessment Center
  • Library Operations Center
  • Librarian, Faculty, and Staff Offices

Click here to watch construction of our new library.

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