Opened on 30 August 2009, the William H. Hannon Library is the cultural and intellectual hub of the Loyola Marymount University campus. This is a $63 million project of which $56 million was raised from private sources, including gifts from the William H. Hannon Foundation and the Bill Hannon Foundation.
The 121,000 sq. ft. building includes a high-density storage basement with the capacity to hold nearly 1.2 million volumes, leaving most of the upper three levels for user spaces and services. With provision for more than 80 collaborative study rooms and 100 computer workstations, the library also has some 580 user seats, with many that capture the views. Other amenities within the library include a comfortable reading room with a fireplace; a café and media lounge; and multi-media spaces for using music and video materials.
Take a tour of the library via this Library Video Tour“. For those who prefers to view the Library just before its opening (i.e. empty without users), view their slideshow on Flickr instead. You can also view this Youtube flythrough video done up by the DMJM Design team: