The Seminary's fully renovated Clifford E. Barbour Library is now open! We celebrated with a ribbon cutting and dedication service Sept. 21. Check out photos of the festivities!

Watch the prayer of dedication, offered by President David Esterline, and the ribbon cutting.

Highlights of the new space include:

  • Fred Rogers Family Room, a study space for students with children
  • Rossin Writing Lab, where students meet for tutoring and writing assistance from the director of the Center for Writing and Learning Support
  • Integrative Learning Space, a creative room bringing together art and ministry
  • Active Learning Space, which allows users to stay physically fit while studying

Drop in and visit! Take a tour, and explore the new hub of activity on campus.

This project addressed the full range of renovation needs to establish creative spaces that inspire people to engage with theological ideas and each other in community and collaboration; to incorporate innovation that supports theological reflection, inquiry, and research; and to preserve our collection purposefully. In addition to the highlighted spaces mentioned above, the library includes:

  • Group-study rooms accommodating 6-8 people
  • Updated shelving for the library collections
  • An atrium and skylight for natural lighting
  • A 24/7 area for after-hours study
  • Updated HVAC and fire suppressant systems
  • A café with healthy food choices
  • A media room where students can record themselves delivering sermons
  • Updated elevator
  • A new reference room for quiet study
  • An updated classroom
  • Updated technology and wireless access
  • A more open floorplan with several different study and lounge areas.