Capital University To Unveil Renovated Library September 14

Posted by Nichole Johnson |

Friday, September 07, 2012


Capital University will ceremonially unveil the renovated Blackmore Library, a $1.3 million project that completely transforms its first and second floors to create more of a “destination” spot on campus.

The renovation boosts six-fold the size of the library’s 24-hour space, doubling computing technology and exploring new mobile technology. Though the library has been open since students returned to campus in late August, the University will hold a ceremonial re-opening and open house on Friday, September 14.

The open house will take place from 10 am to 2 pm and will feature a library services fair, roving librarians, a library card linking station and guided tours for students.

Read more about the vision for the renovated library.

Read about the history of the Capital University library.  

A ceremony and reception will take place from 3:30 to 5 pm, featuring guided tours for the community members and guests, along with brief remarks from Capital President Denvy A. Bowman and Provost Richard Ashbrook at 4:15 pm. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members are welcome. 


After the ceremony, everyone is invited to The Schumacher Gallery for the opening reception of its first exhibition of the 2012-2013 academic year, Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery. The Schumacher Gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Blackmore library. The reception will run from 5 to 7:30 pm.


Blackmore Library is located on Capital’s Bexley campus, 1 College and Main, near the intersection of Main Street and Drexel Avenue.



Located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley, Capital University is a private, four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school. Capital prepares students for meaningful lives and purposeful careers through a relevant liberal arts core curriculum and deep professional programs. Influenced by its Lutheran heritage, Capital places great emphasis on the free and open exchange of ideas, seeking out diverse perspectives, active participation in society, leadership and service. With a focus on rigor and experiential learning, the University capitalizes on its size, location, and heritage to develop the whole person, both inside and outside the classroom.  


Contact: Nichole Johnson
Director of media relations and communications
Capital University
c: 614-440-9158 


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