The Ohio State University Libraries (OSLs) will begin hosting classes, lectures and activities online this fall.
The OSLs new “Digital Library” facility is being constructed in a three-story building, which is located on the Ohio Riverfront.
The library’s website describes the new building as the largest in the state, with the capacity for 600,000 to 700,000 books, and more than 1.5 million videos, videos and audio.
The new building is expected to house more than 3,000 staff members.
OSL Executive Director of Business Development and Administration Karen K. Hagen said in a news release that the library will be home to more than 70 faculty members and staff.
The new library will include classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture rooms and a digital media center that will be used for student events.
The expansion will expand the OSL’s digital footprint, Kagen said.
“We’re thrilled to welcome our students and staff to this new space and continue to support our academic programs through our Digital Library program,” she said.
“The new Digital Library will help OSL to provide students and faculty with access to digital content they need to study, learn, and collaborate.
We’re excited to have the new Digital library open to our students, faculty and staff for their continued learning,” she added.”
This new facility will help us to grow our library and to continue to provide quality education and resources for students, while allowing for an expansion in our digital footprint and a better understanding of the academic offerings available to Ohio State students,” Hagen continued.
The university has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Department of Education, according to OSL spokesperson Karen Kagen.
In addition to providing a platform for students to access education, OSL provides a full range of support services to students, including the OSLY Office of Student Affairs, the OSLO Center for Online Learning, and the OSPLA Learning Center.