Creating a magnificent new library spearheads the next phase of the University's ambitious investment programme to develop the infrastructure to match our academic aspirations.
As the flagship project of the second phase of our Sixth Century Campaign, this £57 million ($114m) project will be the largest capital fundraising project undertaken to date by the University, offering unique opportunities for individuals and organisations to contribute to an iconic intellectual and cultural facility for both the University community and for scholars and the wider public throughout the world.
Our new library will be:
a landmark of learning, bringing high-quality students, researchers and academics to the University, supporting our academic ambitions and international reputation.
the heart of a University community which is growing in number and intellectual capital, attracting internationally distinguished scholars from around the world.
an exciting embodiment of the library of the future, in which new media and technology enhance a magnificent collection of books.
a secure, controlled environment for the protection and showcasing of our historic collections, and the opportunity to acquire further treasures.
open to all, with public spaces, exhibitions and events widening access for the public and the academic community nationally and internationally.
a visionary partnership with Danish architects schmidt hammer lassen, whose track record includes many award-winning public buildings.
the opportunity for supporters to be recognised as contributing to a great Scottish building for this millennium.
Timeline for construction work and moves
Construction work commenced on site
Commencement of tender process for appointment of library removals contractor
Completion of building facade
Building wind and watertight
Power on in building
Physical relocation of library stock and archive materials to the new library
Late Summer 2011
New library opens
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