Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or IMAGINE … to him be the glory. Ephesians 3:20–21a

Learning in community

A library is just one part of the learning commons, which will also house classrooms, the Peer Learning Center, a special collections archive, a coffee shop, and a spacious common room where members of the learning community will gather.


  • 58,000 square feet
  • 200,000-volume book and multimedia collection under one roof
  • Movable shelving-on-rails system to double space for books, publications and other print materials while freeing space for study and collaboration

Peer Learning Center

  • Peer-to-peer learning in 23 disciplines
  • Up to 200 student tutors supervised by the center’s staff
  • Academic support for students with disabilities

Archives and special collections

  • Expanded space for artifacts and records of Northwestern College, its Dutch and Reformed church heritage, and the surrounding region
  • Comfortable reading room open to students, faculty, staff and community members

Community room

  • Expansive views of the campus green
  • Flexible space for study, meetings and banquets
  • 2,700-square-foot room with adjoining kitchen/staging area

Media Center

  • Support for assignments that incorporate media into the learning process
  • Centralized location for films and other media placed on reserve by faculty
  • 4 video editing stations
  • Recording studio with soundproof recording booth