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Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation Project

The Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation Project began in May 2016, and will continue through spring 2017. The project brings the physical space, technology, and infrastructure of the Harrison University Libraries in line with our evolving understanding of teaching and learning, benefiting the University’s community of learners, scholars, creators, and supporters.

On November 21, the University of Hartford announced that, thanks to the generosity of a group of anonymous donors in the form of a multimillion-dollar gift, the libraries will be named Harrison University Libraries in honor of University President Walter Harrison, who will retire in June after 19 years leading the University. The exceptional gift contributes to the expansion and renovation project currently underway on campus and to future funding for the libraries.

These images show the vision for the project, and also its progress.

  • Topping Off Ceremony
    Topping Off Ceremony

    Students signed the beam during the Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation Topping Off Ceremony.

  • The Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation project construction site
    The Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation project construction site

    A bird's eye view of the library construction site.

  • The Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation project construction site
    The Harrison University Libraries Expansion and Renovation project construction site

    A view of the library construction site from the ground.

  • The windows are installed
    The windows are installed

    The windows are installed on the expansion.

  • Main floor view
    Main floor view

    The Mortensen Library renovation will feature spaces that accommodate emerging learning styles and facilitate collaboration.

  • From the balcony
    From the balcony

    A wall of windows will look out into our natural surroundings.

  • Allen Library
    Allen Library

    The Allen Library will continue to serve as a learning hub and intellectual center for The Hartt School.