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Penrose@Driscoll is open, ready for fall

As students return to campus for fall quarter, they’ll find Penrose Library in the Driscoll Ballroom.

“Penrose@Driscoll,” as it’s called, will serve DU’s faculty and students until the Academic Commons project at the library is completed. Patrons will visit the Driscoll Ballroom for the bulk of their library needs.

The $32 million Academic Commons project will reinvent the inside and outside of the Penrose building and will bring it in line with LEED certification, which means the structure will meet key sustainability requirements.

Patrons can find Circulation, Document Delivery, Course Reserves, the Research Center, the Writing Center and the computer lab in Penrose@Driscoll.

Study spaces can be found throughout Driscoll, which is now open round the clock from 10 a.m. Sundays–8 p.m. Fridays. On Saturdays, it’s open from 9 a.m.–8 p.m.

A few services such as Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Teaching and Learning have been moved to Aspen Hall. Quick Copy is now in the Bookstore.

During renovation, all library materials will be housed at the Hampden Center. Patrons can access materials by clicking the “Request it” link on the Penrose online catalog.

For continuing updates about the library building project, visit While dates could change, the target date for opening the new library is December 2012.


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