The Gumberg Library is a hub for academic exploration, distinctive intellectual resources, information literacy instruction, co-curricular programming, and expert library services for the Duquesne University community. Our vision is to elevate student and faculty success and enhance the reputation of Duquesne University.
The library boasts individual and cooperative study areas, private and group study rooms, a FlexTech classroom with seven collaborative work spaces, and a rare book reading and seminar room. Also housed within the library are The Maureen P. Sullivan Curriculum Center, The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, and the University Archives.
Recent additions to the building include a sound-proof recording space, a New Mother’s Room, and multiple bicycle desks to promote wellness while studying. An extensive renovation to turn the fifth floor into a state-of-the-art collaborative study space for undergraduate students is now underway thanks to a generous donor.
Your donation will be used by Gumberg Library to help:
- Provide meaningful programming opportunities for the Duquesne community and beautify Duquesne’s campus. In honor of this year’s NEA Big Read @ Duquesne, featuring Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, donations given to Gumberg Library will support a wide variety of Big Read programming, all free and open to the public. This year’s Big Read events include a panel discussion featuring Women in Science at Duquesne, a juried amateur art exhibit, memoir workshop, and a keynote address from celebrated science communicator Emily Graslie. Donations will also support the planting and commemoration of a new tree on campus. Your donation will help Gumberg Library offer events that broaden the understanding of the world, communities, and oneself through the enjoyment of a book.
- Fund our student scholarship. The Gumberg Library Endowed Student Scholarship Fund was founded in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions of the library’s student employees, to help students who are working their way through college, and to demonstrate the importance of the University’s mission. The scholarship is awarded annually in April to coincide with National Library Week.
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