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Library of the Future

The Project

Ohio Wesleyan University is looking to create a new library space to improve student experience and better meet curricular needs, while reactivating the JAYwalk public space and coordinating with the possible development of a new arts facility. This new library/arts complex will serve as a vibrant hub for academic life and fine and performing arts, along with student support services, and a Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Center, creating a contemporary and collaborative academic experience. This will also serve an overall goal to foster collaboration, goodwill, and strategic alliances with the broader community.

Pfeiffer Partners design firm and Levin Porter Architects will lead the project. 

This site will be the information hub for the project, including news updates, timelines, and FAQs


2024 - May 1 Library of the Future Town Hall Meeting @ Hobson Library, 12 noon.
Includes updates from the president, architect, and library director on space planning and future of the library collections, followed by Q&A with faculty, staff, and students.
2024 - February 20-21 Open and focused campus sessions with Pfeiffer and Levin Porter.
2024 - February 13

Pfeiffer Partners design firm and Levin Porter Architects hired to lead Library of the Future development and planning.

2023 - July Beeghly Library closed for the 2023-24 school year due to environmental concerns.
Collections and circulation services transferred to Hobson Library.
Reference services and study space transferred to Slocum Reading Room.

Points of Contact


OWU Administration

Brian Rellinger - Internal Project Manager

Mike Bruce - Internal Project Manager


OWU Libraries

Dee Peterson - Director


Pfeiffer Partners

Alberto Cavallero - Principal Designer

Gili Meerovitch - Principal Interiors


Levin Porter Architects

Matt Franklin - President