About Landman Library
Arcadia University's multi-million dollar Landman Library furthers the University's global mission by offering students and faculty state-of-the-art technology for collaborative education and access to learning partners both on campus and around the globe. The University's $10.9 million Cornerstone of Our Future Campaign underwrote the renovation and expansion project. The facility features a grand reading room with comfortable seating and large windows overlooking the campus, technology-enhanced study and learning areas for group collaboration, a multimedia area, quiet carrels for private study and the University Archives.
The two-story high Shenker Grand Reading Room on the second floor extends the full width of the building and looks out over the campus to the Castle. Built-in window seats, lounge and table seating provide a range of reader accommodations. The room is a place of reflection and study and symbolizes the 2001 reclassification of the school from college to university. At night Landman Library can be seen as a beacon at the heart of the campus. The Beaver College Room is also located on the second floor and is dedicated to honor every graduate since the school's founding in 1853, as Beaver College.
The ground floor Reference Room extends the full width of the building as well. It includes the reference collection, exhibit space, circulation desk, and computer workstations with access to the online catalogue. Window seats along the south wall provide intimate study space with a view of the campus.
The Stein Periodical Room is a two-story high glass-walled space facing north to the Beechwood Overlook Terrace and west to the grove of beech trees. Beech paneling and shelving, lounge seating and low tables provide an intimate study area.
The Atwood Circulating Collection, now numbering 140,000 volumes and 97,000 titles, honors Eugenia Fuller Atwood for whom the original building was named in 1962, is adjacent to the study carrels, group study rooms, and faculty carrels. Multimedia collections, the University Archive, compact shelving, cafe, and multimedia classrooms are on the lower level.