Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library
Branch and Associates
The 170,000-square-foot building will hold more than 500,000 books in addition to electronic collections. A robot-assisted storage system will allow for electronic browsing of titles as well as previewing text prior to selection of print material. Liberty University estimates that the book storage and robotic retrieval system will occupy 7% of the library, while 67% will be reserved for collaborative meeting areas and student study spaces. The remaining 26% will include a four-story atrium, a two-story food court and a museum.