During the decade since its opening in 2007, Hampden-Sydney College's Bortz Library has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review. For the publication's 2018 issue, Bortz Library has come in at #12, higher than The College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia.
Director of the Library Shaunna Hunter says, "Part of Bortz Library's success is about our space. We are undeniably blessed with a space that is functional, welcoming, and comfortable."
When Hampden-Sydney began planning for a new library, our librarians researched how young men use space, work in groups, and complete tasks. That research influenced the building's floor plan and furniture decisions, such as the installation of larger tables and chairs to accommodate big men and plenty of comfortable chairs and couches for long study sessions.