More than 50 years ago, Father Hesburgh dreamed of a new library building that would become the academic heart of the University.


He envisioned that this library and its now world famous Word of Life mural would stand as a symbol of academic excellence and the pursuit of truth.


We celebrate this vision-turned-reality and the vital contributions the Libraries have made to the advancement of Notre Dame.


Together, we embrace this vision anew, ensuring that the Libraries will inspire intellectual inquiry and academic excellence for the next 50 years and beyond.


We invite you to join us as we celebrate the Libraries’ enduring mission of connecting people to the world’s knowledge and preserving that knowledge for scholars throughout time.

Upcoming events

Introducing Remix - Beyond Text: The Power of Student-Created Media

April 24

Learn more about REMIX.ND.EDU and the power of integrating digital tools into teaching and learning for the 21st century. This workshop offers an extended overview of REMIX, REMIX-T and the Kaltura Media Gallery Tool in Sakai — the newest resources for teaching, learning and sharing at Notre Dame.

A Service Provider’s Perspective on Academic Libraries’ Future

April 25

Kurt Sanford will share his perspective on changes in library services in support of teaching, learning, and research in the 21st Century. He will recommend areas of focus for library faculty and staff during this transformative time, and also provide an overview of ProQuest as a global partner in information discovery and research, sharing and collaboration tools, and library management solutions.

CDS Mendoza College of Business Information Sessions

April 29 & 30

Please join the Hesburgh Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship for a special event tailored for the Mendoza College of Business faculty to explore advanced library resources, CDS technologies and digital scholarship in more depth.

RB&SC Spring Exhibit: Robert Creeley's Library

This exhibition of select materials from Robert Creeley's library demonstrates the vital and remarkably extensive range of his network of communications and ultimately makes evident his centrality to the literary and visual arts of his time.

Noye’s Fludde (Noah's Flood)

May 2 & 3

Highlighting the Hesburgh Library and Noah’s ark as icons for the preservation of knowledge and the diversity of life, Noye’s Fludde will create an immersive outdoor performance experience featuring music, lights, singing and drama.


Missed the live event? Recorded talks available soon! Watch as Notre Dame’s great leaders, thinkers, & doers "Create Knowledge Together."

50 Milestones

Experience 50 Milestones through the life of the Hesburgh Library!

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