Building Our Future

A new library for Magdalen

Work is well under way on the renovation and extension of the Library in Longwall Quad. The imaginative updating of this vital resource for students will provide flexible and well-equipped working space. At £10.5M this redesign and expansion is not cheap, but then again, maintaining excellence never is.


Computer generated images (below) give an idea of how the new spaces will look. Click on the small image icons to explore the Library.

"I was delighted to be the first to give financial support to this inspired project. Between the severe lack of space, traffic noise and woeful heating in the old library, we were letting our students down. The new library will be a terrific addition to the College." Paul Beckwith (1979) Donor