18:00 PM

Media invited to see Ohio State's renovated main library

Students returning to Ohio State this fall will discover a beautiful new library awaits. The university's main (William Oxley Thompson Memorial) library, closed since 2006, is opening again after a $109 million renovation.

Reporters are invited to tour the facility at 10 a.m. on Friday (8/21). While much has changed, parts of the original structure have been restored to 1913 grandeur. There's been a tremendous interest level about the library since doors to the building opened – unannounced, as a "soft" opening – on August 3. Since then, books, furniture, computers and other features have been installed, and the library is once again the jewel of the Ohio State campus.

The media preview precedes the Opening Night Gala on Saturday (8/22).

WHAT: Media preview of Ohio State's renovated main library

WHEN: Friday (8/21) at 10 a.m. Meet in the lobby at the Oval entrance.

WHERE: The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library, 1858 Neil Avenue.