University of Akron's Bierce Library

Students studying

Named for Civil-War era General Lucius Bierce, whose personal library constituted the first collection of the University Libraries, Bierce Library opened in its present four-story facility on Buchtel Common in 1973. Within this library are resources and services that support the humanities, fine and applied arts, social sciences, and business. Amenities such as a coffee shop, group project areas, viewing and listening carrels, and private study rooms provide an atmosphere conducive to learning.

OhioLINK recently caught up with the University of Akron's library manager of marketing and communication to learn more about the libraries on campus.

What are three things you are proud of at your library?

  1. Our technology from laptops, iPads and chromebooks to SmartBoards and mediascape stations.
  2. Our employees (students, staff, and faculty) and their commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  3. Our focus on student success providing a one-stop shop for the resources students need: study space, research help, tutoring, and technology.

What's the most popular spot in your library for students and patrons?

The Learning Commons.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

The University of Akron is a charter member of OhioLINK.

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