Hartford Seminary

Community and Library spaces for Students

Students at Hartford Seminary now have a quiet reading room.

The room occupies the space that formerly was the bookstore. To bring light in,windows were cut into the steel doors and a long window replacesthe hallway display case. Bookcases line the perimeter of the room for reference materials, and there is now ample space for study tables and computer stations with state-of-the art computers.

The room occupies the space that formerly was the bookstore. To bring light in, windows were cut into the steel doors and a long window replaces the hallway display case. Bookcases line the perimeter of the room for reference materials, and there is now ample space for study tables and computer stations with state-of-the art computers.

The move of reference materials to the new room and periodicals to the lower level of the library creates more study space in the existing Dillenberger Reading Room. Tall shelving was removed to allow for additional seating and light, as well as easier access to the reference staff.

On the second floor, Room 207 is now a multi-purpose student lounge, group study and break-out room to give students a place to sit and chat, work on projects together, or simply rest before and after classes.

These renovations were made in response to requests from students for varieties of study and community space. President Heidi Hadsell allocated funds from the sale of library archival books to renovate the spaces.

Several months ago our Budd Interfaith Building renovation included a prayer room and a student lounge. These rooms, along with the conference hall that offers a beautiful view of the Park River, are used by the Seminary’s residential and regional students for weeknight and weekend gatherings. A new ping pong/pool table adds to the fun when our Student Union organizes game nights and Super Bowl get togethers.


Room 207: A multi-purpose student lounge, group study and break-out room


New quiet space for students


Quiet space for students offers wireless access as well as networked computers

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