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Reimagining Roy O. West Library: 

Creating a 21st-century learning environment that fosters intellectual engagement and academic community at DePauw. As students learn and create in increasingly interactive and collaborative ways, the library remains a dynamic crossroads for the campus.  

List of Roy O West Library Renovation Updates

Rendering of Roy O West Library Desk and stairway going up RATIO
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Roy O. West Library Desk

Rendering of the Roy O West Reading Room with a wall of windows, chandelier lighting, and people sitting in chairs and at tables reading RATIO
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Reading Room

Rendering of person sitting near the brightly painted Tenzer Maker Lab RATIO
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Tenzer Maker Lab

Roy O Library Renovation - Ground and First Floors RATIO
Roy O Library Renovation - Second and Third Floors RATIO
Rendering of the new reading room RATIO
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Cafe Roy

Reading room from above RATIO
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Reading room RATIO
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Overlook Room

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your Frequently Asked Library Questions here.

Roy O. West Library is now open during the usual semester hours and offers a variety of study areas in a mix of spaces that support group work and individual study. Come browse the book stacks, and find your new favorite study spot. 


Photo gallery + Libraries Page

Construction Photo Gallery

Check back often to see what's new on the ground. Our gallery will continue to be updated as new and exciting steps in the renovation emerge. 

Libraries Webpage

Looking for more information on how to access items? Library staff will work with you to get the resources you need for your courses and research via our InterLibrary Loan service (ILL) and online subscription resources. 

An outstanding library, equipped with resources, collaborative space and technology as a 21st-century learning environment, is the academic heart of a campus
– Lori S. White, DePauw University President