Funding priority: Moffitt Library

With well over a million visits a year, Moffitt Library is among the most popular destinations on campus, drawing students from all departments and disciplines. Starting in the summer of 2024, the library will undergo a transformation of its lower three floors, opening up hundreds of spaces where students can work, learn, and connect with one another.

A gift to support the transformation of Moffitt Library will enhance the undergraduate experience, and provide the leaders of tomorrow with a place to dream up and bring to life their world-changing innovations.  

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Next steps for Moffitt Library’s renovation

Students work in Moffitt Library overlooking Memorial Glade
Students work in Moffitt Library, overlooking Memorial Glade, on the library’s popular renovated fifth floor. (Composite photo by Jonathan Mitchell Photography)

Each floor of the renovated Moffitt Library will greet visitors with something new. The first floor will offer a tranquil sanctuary for students, with plenty of seating, perfect for quiet reflection and studying. The second floor will be radically reenvisioned, transitioning from staff workspaces to a dynamic destination for students, with a maker studio and sleek spots where students can learn alongside, and from, their peers. On the third floor, visitors will find a reimagined space for exhibits, an expanded Free Speech Movement Café, a sunlit lounge where communities can gather, and an enhanced portal to the knowledge that awaits in the Main (Gardner) Stacks. The renovation will unify the lower three floors with the upper two, which reopened in 2016 after a renovation of their own.

The made-over Moffitt will support the undergraduate experience, and help meet students’ needs — from their studies to their social lives — at the world’s greatest public university. 

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24 Moffitt Library is open 24 hours most days, providing students with around-the-clock study space.