LMU community members who use the new William H. Hannon Library can expect to find a wealth of amenities throughout the 88,000-sq.-ft. building, including a media lounge, a café, an exhibits area, three reading rooms and an information commons.
In the information commons area, 80 computers will be available for students to access full-text articles from more than 44,000 online journals, magazines and newspapers. Reference librarians also will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist students via online chat.
The library’s Archives and Special Collections department will be found on the third floor of the library. Archival materials include rare books, art and artifacts, manuscript collections and papers from leaders and organizations in Los Angeles history, and documents and records of the university,
Finally, the William H. Hannon Library has been designed with its impact on the environment in mind. The William H. Hannon Library is LEED-certified. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) LEED-certified buildings have lower operating costs, reduce waste sent to landfills, conserve energy and water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Visit the William H. Hannon Library Web site (www.lmu.edu/newlibrary) to see photos of the construction and read the continually updated Hannon Library blog.