Liberty University’s campus is preparing for a renaissance as the Jerry Falwell Library begins to take shape. The $50 million project is the cornerstone of a five-year campus transformation plan that will introduce a new era of excellence at Liberty.
Since breaking ground in March 2012, the Jerry Falwell Library has come a long way thanks to generous donations and support from the Liberty family. The steel framework was completed in December. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work has recently begun, and the project is expected to be completed this fall.
The library is Liberty’s largest investment in any one structure to date and will be completely innovative, arrayed with the latest technological advances, including a four-story robotic book retrieval system and fully equipped computer labs. It will feature Jeffersonian-style architecture and a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a soon-to-be-created lake. The library will be as comfortable as it is modern, offering plenty of casual seating areas, reading rooms, a spacious food court, and multiple balconies and terraces.
It’s not too late to contribute to this project through naming opportunities, commemorative bricks, or general donations. More than $1.7 million has already been raised and more than 1,300 bricks have been donated.
Every bit of support is graciously appreciated, as the Jerry Falwell Library becomes a lasting monument to its founder. This great combination of architecture, technology, and resources will ensure Liberty continues to train generation after generation of Champions for Christ.