Old U of Vermont library renovated, rejoins campus community
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont’s 19th Century library building has been reopened after an $11.4 million renovation and it will now serve as home to a number of the school’s departments.
The Billings Library, on the university quad, was built in 1885 and served as the school’s library until 1961.
The building, still called the Billings Library, served as a student center from 1963 until 2007 when UVM opened a new student center.
Now that the renovations have been completed, Billings houses the UVM Libraries’ Special Collections, the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, the UVM Humanities Center and the Center for Research on Vermont.
The Billings renovation was made possible through a series of philanthropic gifts to the university.