Apr 21, 2024 - News

Davidson's $100 million library

rendering of the new library at Davidson college

Rendering courtesy of Davidson

Davidson College will kick off a $100 million renovation of its campus library, the school announced last week.

Why it matters: The overhauled library will be a modern gathering and studying place for the campus community, one with physical books and periodicals as well as ample digital resources and room for collaborative work.

Zoom out: The project is possible thanks to $60 million from the Duke Endowment, the largest gift in Davidson's history, according to the school. Davidson is also getting a $25 million gift from Bob Abernethy, a business leader and son of the founder of Davidson's Philosophy Department.

  • The project still needs an additional $15 million, according to the school.

What they're saying: The renovated library will "help prepare Davidson students for solving problems in the world that didn't exist when they enrolled," the school said in a statement.

renovated library at Davidson college
Davidson's overhauled library will be named after George Abernethy, who founded the Philosophy Department and co-founded the Humanities Program at Davidson. Rendering courtesy of Davidson


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