Copley Library underwent a major renovation in 2019, but the pandemic prevented us from hosting an opening ceremony as originally planned in 2020. Now, over two years later, we need your help memorializing this momentous achievement.
We invite current USD students to submit a short video celebrating Copley Library’s renovated spaces for a chance to win $750! The winning video will also be stored in perpetuity in DigitalUSD, the University of San Diego’s digital archive, as the official grand opening event for the 2020 renovation.
Copley Library underwent a major renovation in 2019 and was slated to reopen fully in May 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed and altered the reopening in numerous and significant ways. For much of 2020 building hours were shortened; access to the print collection was limited to curbside pickup; furniture was removed to accommodate distancing requirements; and the 25 newly built group study rooms were transformed into quiet individual study spaces. Pandemic restrictions eased somewhat throughout 2021 and early 2022, but hybrid learning environments and campus-wide mask mandates further impacted how Copley’s physical spaces were used and enjoyed by patrons. The Fall 2022 semester has finally allowed us to utilize the renovated space as originally intended and we are ready to celebrate with you! We’re asking for your help to create short videos that highlight our many spaces and services to the wider USD community.