Burman University has officially broken ground on its new 18,000-plus square-foot library.
The university, located in Lacombe, livestreamed its groundbreaking ceremony Sunday afternoon. The new library will be located just west of the McKibbon Centre on campus.
“For years we’ve planned and prayed for an improved library,” said Burman president Loren Agrey.
“We rejoice that the time has finally arrived for us to receive not just a renovated library but a brand new structure that will modernize our access to information and provide students with an enhanced learning space.”
Construction is scheduled for completion in December. The current library’s operations won’t be disturbed during construction.
Fundraising and reserve funds have surpassed $4 million, allowing construction to begin, but the university is still seeking another $2 million to complete construction and put on the finishing touches, both inside and out.
For more information, visit www.burmanu.ca/NewLibrary.