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The Jerry Falwell Library is more than halfway complete, donations surpass $2 million

Jerry Falwell Library over halfway finished

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Since 1971, Liberty University has been committed to Training Champions for Christ. Our uncompromising mission and commitment to Christian values sets our university, and our students, apart. The new Jerry Falwell Library demonstrates Liberty’s commitment to excellence, and will be the pinnacle of campus architecture, once complete.

Under construction since March 2012, the library is Liberty’s largest building investment to date, and is expected to open Spring 2014. It will provide students access to superior academic resources including six learning commons, the latest computer lab technology, 37 group study rooms, a four-story book tower, and an automated book retrieval system.

As progress on the library continues, what was once nothing more than a concrete foundation and steel beams is giving way to a building fit for students pursuing nothing less than excellence on the campus of the world's largest Christian university.

The rapidly changing facility has now been fitted with windows and insulation, and tiling has begun. The brick veneer adorning the outside of the building is nearly complete, as are all exterior windows, fireproofing, and drywall. Major progress on the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing elements are also under way.

To view photos from the construction process, click on the gallery below. You may also visit the Jerry Falwell Library website to view live construction webcams.

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To date, more than 1,550 commemorative bricks have been purchased and over $2.28 million has been donated to complete the library’s construction, but there is still time to leave a legacy for future generations. As we begin a new era at Liberty University, please consider donating a personalized brick to be placed at the main entrance of the library.

With three sizes to choose from, you can help build Liberty’s future by leaving behind a word of wisdom, honoring a loved one, or celebrating the impact that Liberty has made on your life. If you would like to make a larger mark on campus, there are also several naming opportunities still available, including the book tower, lakeside balcony, and the graduate and faculty commons.

For more information about naming opportunities, email or call (866) 602-7983.

To donate a brick or watch a live stream of the construction, simply visit the website at