The Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame

This past Thursday I had the honor of guest lecturing at the University of Notre Dame for a good friend.  After babbling on extensively about 3D printing, I decided to explore Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Library, which offered beautiful views of campus as seen above.  While I had visited the campus a few years ago for a conference, I hadn’t realized that Touchdown Jesus occupied the outside of the library. I was able to explore thirteen floors all filled with books, of which only the tenth floor had recently been renovated. With that being said, I have to say I preferred the stark, metal shelving inhabiting the remainder of the floors, as you’ll observe in the photos below in contrast to the new library feel of the tenth floor.  I hope you’ll enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed exploring!



  1. Yeah! I too recently explored a library. (My local one) but I think everyone needs a reminder of what’s right next door. Or in your case in another town, but we do get to see some beautiful photos and remind ourselves why libraries are fabulous! I enjoyed your post, thanks!

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    • Thanks Deborah! I was just mentioning to my husband that I make such a big deal about other libraries but I haven’t even wandered over to MSU’s library despite walking by every day. I need to make local adventures!

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    • I would love to see that exhibit! Have you read any of the articles touting 3D printing as the 3rd Industrial Revolution? I’m a big fan with how the technology has significantly changed the microfluidic lab I got my PhD in.


  2. It is challenging to locate knowledgeable people today on this subject, but you sound like you understand what you are talking about! Thanks


  3. Really enjoyed this post. I will have to add this to my list of libraries to visit.

    I am so glad I am not the only one who likes to wander through the stacks so much that they have to photograph it.

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      • Agreed, libraries are the best. I have always been partial to university libraries. I love the sense of history, and passion. The almost residue of the blood, sweat and tears that have come through. OF the libraries I have visited I think the Suzzallo at the University of Washington is the most beautiful. But I think the Bodlian Library at Oxford is the one I would most like to visit. However, thanks to you, I am definitely adding the Hesburgh Library to my ever growing list of places i need to visit. So Thank You for that. 🙂

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      • Those both sound like wonderful libraries! We went to a bunch of libraries when we had our honeyversary in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. The National Austrian Library in Vienna was amazing!

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      • I love the idea of a honeyversary.

        We honeymooned in Egypt, but the Library in Alexandria was closed during our visit, and now it sounds as if it may be harder than ever to plan a trip there. Hopefully I will get to see it in this lifetime.
        Maybe even on a honeybersary. 🙂

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      • Oh how disappointing the Library of Alexandria was closed! I hopefully the unrest settles. I’ve always wanted to see the pyramids and visit Egypt. I hope you get to visit that famous library too! 🙂

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