Notre Dame celebrates anniversary of Hesburgh Library

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Friday Notre Dame celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Hesburgh Library, one of the most recognized features of Notre Dame's campus.

The library opened in September 1963 and was known as Memorial Library.

In 1987 it was renamed for Notre Dame President Emeritus Theodore M. Hesburgh.

Through the years the library has kept up with technology. It got the first personal computer in 1981 and started having information on the internet in 1992.

Just this week they added a new center for digital scholarship to offer guidance in research.

"This library is so great because it is committed to its mission of connecting people to knowledge. And we are doing that by looking into the 21st century anchored to the importance of the past. And that is why I think it is important that we celebrate this anniversary as an opportunity to look both directions from our past to our future," said Diane Walker, Edward H Arnold University librarian.

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