Thursday, January 22, 2009

check out our new library!


fuller just opened their new library. when the entire project is completed it is supposed to be one of the most renowned theological libraries in the world. it is a beautiful building - lots of open space, a lovely open air terrace on top of the structure, big glass windows - basically a total shift from the old dreary library.

if you are in the area, come on in and check it out!

12 comments:

Laurie said...

Did someone mention a library?!

Cafe Observer said...

Where exactly on campus is it?
Is there a cafe nearby?

patmccullough.com said...

Nice shot, Ben. The only problem with the library is its dumb policy where you have to request your books and wait an hour for them to be fetched for you by library staff. No browsing the stacks for 3 months until the old library is finished.

It's hard to miss it, Cafe. It's right next to the old library. It's the big fancy building that sticks out pretty dramatically.

ben wideman said...

If you are driving along Union, you'll pass it right before you get to Los Robles.

There is a cafe on campus - Coffee by the Books is located right behind the bookstore. It's a short walk from the library.

Petrea said...

I like the idea of a roof terrace.

Cafe Observer said...

bw, thanks. I know that cafe "on campus."

It's on the other side of campus, however. Don't coffee & libraries need to be closer, like hand to hand.

patmccullough.com said...

My perspective on the phrase "the other side of campus" is dramatically different now that I'm at UCLA. The walk from CBTB to the new library is really not a problem :)

ben wideman said...

My understanding is that the original plans called for a cafe, but it was cut due to the economic downturn and fewer resources.

Petrea said...

Pat McCullough, I'm recalling an uphill walk across the UCLA campus and thinking "yeah, I can manage the hike across Fuller to the coffee shop..."

Cafe Observer said...

That's ez for youngsters like you, P, to say.

Nickname unavailable said...

my mum used to work in this library while we lived at fuller from 1974-1978. i'm sure that's how i came to love books and the smell of libraries! the word 'carroll" (i never knew how to say it, i was a kid!) was one of the most studious and respected words i ever knew... thanks for the beautiful reminders of my childhood. i hope to bring my own family in 2009 for my first visit back to this wonderful place! roz, australia

ben wideman said...

Roz, glad to stir up some old memories! Come check the place out, I'm sure it has changed a bit since then.