This October marked 30 years since W. W. Hagerty Library first opened its doors in 1983. Since, many things at Drexel have changed, but the core attributes embodied by President Hagerty remain the same. Drexel students are energetic, innovative and daring. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the building, the Libraries has updated the Mary E. Hagerty Learning Lab [room L33] as well as three group study rooms.
On any given day at W. W. Hagerty Library students, faculty and staff actively engage in a variety of different exercises and activities to build knowledge and learn new skills. They work in group or individually, and interact with physical or electronic materials and technologies.
Construction work will begin in mid-June on the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library. The work will, at times, include a significant amount of noise and disruption to activities in rooms L13A, L13C and L14. The majority of work with loud equipment will occur during break week. The work will last for approximately one month.
The lower level will remain open during construction, but may be noisy at times. Facilities will work to minimize the disruption. We apologize for the inconvenience.
- Libraries Administration
W. W. Hagerty Library will be closed from 7am to 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 19, while the Drexel University Police Department conducts an Active Shooter Exercise along with several local law enforcement agencies. The exercise will take place inside Hagerty Library, located at 3300 Market Street, from 8am to 1pm. In addition to the library closure, there will be an increased police presence and sidewalk closures associated with the exercise. Please avoid the area.
Tonight, Thursday, June 6, 2013, the restrooms on the lower level of W. W. Hagerty Library will close. They will remain closed until 3 PM on Saturday. We apologize for any inconvience.
The restrooms in the remainder of the building will remain open.
It's that time again - finals week is almost upon us.
To help you through, W. W. Hagerty Library will be open 24/7 beginning on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 PM and ending at 5 PM on Saturday, June 15th. During this time access to the library will be limited to current members of the Drexel community and a Dragon Card is required for entry. Good luck on your exams!
In early March, the Libraries unveiled a new space in W. W. Hagerty Library, providing Drexel researchers an opportunity to connect over shared research interests and ideas. The space, Research Connections, is located on the second floor of the library and offers comfortable and mobile chairs, a white board, a projector and a phone with conferencing capabilities.
Increased seating and improved utilization of space are the focus of a proposed renovation to W. W. Hagerty Library. After months of planning, library staff, along with campus planners and administrators and the architectural firm Kling Stubbins, have proposed ways to address these objectives.
“Although these are not finalized plans, I am excited by the possibility to add about 300 additional seats to the library – while increasing the flexibility of the space and improving traffic flow and decreasing noise,” said Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of libraries.
Philadelphia based architecture firm, Kling Stubbins was awarded the contract to design the upcoming renovation of W. W. Hagerty Library. On November 9th, they began work with Drexel facilities and library staff on the new design.
The city and campus prepared well over the weekend for Hurricane Sandy that arrived in Philadelphia on Monday, October 29, 2012. This was a storm that affirmed an important role of the Libraries on Drexel’s campus.
The Provost requested that the Libraries serves as an essential service during the University's closing on Monday and Tuesday. Several staff were asked to work and provide skeletal services for over 25 hours during the two days when classes and campus activities were cancelled. They did so fearlessly and with service commitment beyond the normal expectations of their jobs. Here is what was provided to the thousands of students staying on campus during the storm, along with the opening of the Daskalakis Athletic Center [DAC] across Market Street from the W.W. Hagerty Library.