You are here: Home > Offices > Development

The New Jerry Falwell Library


Honor the Past. Embrace the Future.

Committed to building our future on the firm foundation of our past, Liberty University designed the Jerry Falwell Library to incorporate both traditional and innovative learning formats. Named after Liberty’s founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell, the library boasts cutting-edge technology, diverse learning environments, scholarly resources, and comfortable lounge space. The facility honors Dr. Falwell’s legacy by assisting Liberty in its mission to develop students equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to impact their communities in a 21st century context.

Library Grand Opening Recap Video

The full grand opening ceremony video is available on the New & Events page. 



The Perfect Building to Bear His Name

In 1971, Dr. Jerry Falwell envisioned a Christian university where students would diligently pursue knowledge in every academic discipline and use their education to stand as Champions for Christ in their communities and respective fields. 

The Jerry Falwell Library not only bears our founder’s name but also embodies his vision. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, this 4-story, 170,000-square-foot library represents the university’s largest investment in any structure on campus and is likely to retain that distinction for decades to come. Centrally located, the library serves as the heart of campus activity and assists students in their academic pursuits by providing quality learning resources.

Giving Totals

(4” x 8”)
(8” x 8”)
(12” x 12”)


Accumulated campaign giving

Last updated on Sept. 5, 2014

Class Giving Competition

Top 5 classes:
Total Money Raised

LU Graduating
Total Amount
Class of 2013 $40,298
Class of 2012 $36,946
Class of 2014 $24,766
Class of 2016 $13,268
Class of 2010 $11,571

Top 5 classes:
Number of Bricks Donated

LU Graduating
 Number of Bricks Donated
Class of 2012 231
Class of 2013 223
Class of 2014 137
Class of 2010 58
Class of 2015 57

Last updated on Sept. 5, 2014

Photo Gallery

This photo gallery shows the construction progress beginning with the groundbreaking ceremony on March 7, 2012. 

Click to View Jerry Falwell Library Construction Gallery

Library Brick CampaignBrick Campaign

Here is your chance to leave your mark on the mountain that has left its mark on so many. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.

Learn more about the Brick Campaign Give now to the Brick Campaign

General Library Fund

Make a one-time donation to the library.

Give now to the Brick Campaign

Naming Opportunities

Learn more about high-profile spaces within the library available for naming by generous supporters.

Learn more about high-profile spaces available for naming.  

Recent Donors


There is a 1-3 day delay after donations are made before they appear in this list.

View the complete list of library donors.