It’s time to renovate Duke’s first library.
Lilly Library is the primary academic support space for more than 1,700 first-year Duke students on East Campus. Unfortunately, it has not been expanded or substantially renovated since it was built almost a century ago, in 1927.
The planned renovation promises to transform one of the oldest and most architecturally significant buildings at Duke into a much-needed intellectual and social center of East Campus. The expansion will dramatically increase the building’s footprint. It will have significantly more seating and offer more collaborative study spaces and technology-equipped project rooms.
We invite you to learn more, follow our progress, and be part of the historic transformation of the heart of East Campus.