Beryl Ivey Library Fact Sheet

Brescia University College’s new library is named after alumna Beryl (Nurse) Ivey ’47, lead benefactor of the Library Expansion Campaign.

Beryl Ivey Library Mission:

The Beryl Ivey Library provides excellent informational services, access to resources and space for research and study to meet the educational needs of the Brescia University College community.

Brescia’s collection is close to 60,000 volumes, with one-third of the collection unique to the College.

Brescia’s library was originally built in the 1960s. The main floor was 4864 square feet and the mezzanine level is 2737 square feet. The expansion added an additional 4189 square feet to the main floor. The Beryl Ivey Library is 11790 square feet.

The expansion includes:

Four group study rooms

An expanded computer laboratory

An accessible reference section

An expanded circulation area

A wireless network with portable notebooks available for students sign out

Computer workstations and printers

New data projectors, screens and audiovisual equipment

Library security system

Improved collection of resource materials

Ergonomically designed furnishings

Other quick facts:

56,000 books

200 active serial subscriptions

46 computer stations

1,000 visitors per day

4,600 circulation activities per month

30% of exterior walls are glass

For more information, please contact: Jim Mei Director of Library Services 519-432-8353 ext. 28296