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History of the John A. Logan Library

For more than four decades, we have been serving the needs of Rose‑Hulman students by providing access to the latest information and research.

President John A. Logan

Named for Rose-Hulman's 10th president, John A. Logan, (1962-1976), the Logan Library is located in the heart of campus north of Olin Hall and west of Moench and Crapo Halls.  

During Dr. Logan's tenure as president, dramatic changes took place at the institution. He convinced the Board of Managers to increase the student body to 1,000 and to increase the number of faculty members. The campus grew with four new dormitories, married student apartments, three social fraternities, the Hulman Student Union, Crapo Hall, and a recreation center. Also constructed during this time was Rose-Hulman's first designated library facility. Prior to its opening in 1974, the library occupied a portion of the main building. Originally called the "Learning Resources Center," the new facility was named in Logan's honor upon opening.

The Logan Library underwent a complete renovation and redesign in the summer is 2010. Spaces for individual study, group study, and meetings were created. Additional renovations have been made since then to enhance the library. The library houses the outstanding Tri Kappa Art Collection.

The Logan Library provides access to high-quality resources, spacious study space, excellent service, convenient hours, and friendly, helpful staff to support Rose-Hulman's curriculum. Both electronic and print scholarly resources, as well as recreational reading materials, are available. The Logan Library Online is open 24/7, providing access to databases, journals, and books to Rose-Hulman's students, faculty, and staff.
Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen

Bernadette Ewen has been leading the Institute’s library services since 2012. Her career spans private industry and teaching at Indiana University. She earned her master’s degree in library science from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Indiana State University. She is also certified in copyright management and has studied multiple languages at Switzerland’s University of Fribourg.

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Logan Library
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Text a Librarian: (812) 669-3997

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