Benedictine University Library, Kindlon Hall (2001 - present)
Kindlon Hall of learning was built as part of the "Campaign for Tomorrow", with the hopes of building a campus of the future. Kindlon Hall became home to classrooms, faculty offices, computer labs, and a complete multimedia library, and also included spaces for showcasing artwork and exhibiting books. Acoustically-efficient materials were used within the library in order to foster a collaborative environment while maintaining a quiet atmosphere for those studying independently. Students had access to State-of-the-Art technology including online text and
indexing services, CD Roms, and full access to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Further updates to the University's commitment to build the campus of the future.
A New Library for the 21st Century
"I forsee the building as making the campus more desirable to the students, beneficial to the faculty, the educational environment."
- Joseph Kindlon, Local News Close, "Benedictine making steps toward a brighter future"
Kindlon Hall of Learning was built alongside Birck Hall between 1999-2000 with help from a generous donation from Joseph and Beth Kindlon.
On August 30th, 2000, Benedictine's Chancellor Rt. Rev. Hugh Anderson held the matricular ceremonly to celebrate the building's opening for the 2000-2001 academic year. The ceremony involved incoming freshmen lighting votives to symbolize "passing the light." On that day he also held the dedication mass for the opening of both Kindlon and Birck Hall.