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Notre Dame to Renovate Hesburgh Library

December 02, 2014

Library renovation - Level 1 north view

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, the University will begin an interior renovation of the iconic building later this month.

Named in honor of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the Hesburgh Library is the flagship for Notre Dame’s library system, collectively called the Hesburgh Libraries. Grand in both vision and scale, the building is more than 440,000 square feet, stands 14 stories tall and is believed to have been the largest collegiate library of its day.

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New residence halls construction zone to limit walkway access.  Beginning March 19, students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to enter or exit campus using the walkway that extends from Bulla Road, between the B2 Lot near the Wellness Center and the McCourtney Hall research building work site. (View attached map.)  Pedestrians and cyclists should use the sidewalks along Holy Cross Drive or the walkways off of Leahy Drive between the B2 Library Lot and the B2 Lot, near Pasquerilla Center.

Campus Crossroads Project Brings Traffic & Parking Changes: Construction on the largest building project in Notre Dame's history - Campus Crossroads - will begin November 19, 2014 and with it will come some changes and challenges:  Construction reminders and suggestions as construction begins

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South Campus Tunnel & Utility Infrastructure Construction Project  The western third portion of the Visitor Lot located on the southeast corner of Eddy Street and Holy Cross Drive, just east of the DeBartolo Performing Art Center, will be closed indefinitely. Direct questions to Fath-Allah Oudghiri at 574-631-0805 or

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Construction associated with the new Research Building to be located in the parking lot east of the Hesburgh Library has begun. The link illustrates the extent of the project site to be fenced. Once complete, the existing parking lot will contain approximately 400 spaces. For those parking in this lot, alternate parking is avaiable in D-2 South located around the Wellness Center, D-2 Middle north of the Wellness Center, and the newly constructed D-Bulla lot on the east edge of campus. Parking questions should be directed to Parking Services 574-631-5053. This multi-story facility will contain approximately 200,000 gsf of general laboratory space for science and engineering research and will be the start of an East Quad.   

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