We are thrilled that upcoming capital projects include upgrades to the Norma Marion Alloway Library.

Designed by architect Arthur Allen, our campus library opened its doors to students in 1990. Three years later the library’s upper level was completed, as well as the east section—currently housing the Centre for Accessible Learning, Orientation Room, Archives, Curriculum Resource Centre, and Administration area.

In 1994, the library was rededicated and named in honour of Norma Marion Alloway, a Christian poet, writer, speaker, and servant-leader; in 2000, the Campanile and Library Gardens adjacent to the library were likewise dedicated to her memory. Recently, our Learning Commons moved to the library, and the first floor underwent renovations.

This year we eagerly anticipate upgrades to both the lower and upper levels. Plans include creating four new classrooms, adding a faculty lounge, expanding accessible learning, renovating and repurposing the basement, and reconfiguring the layout, all of which will make our library more inspiring, studious, and spacious.