The library has been a foundational piece of Juniata College since its inception in 1876. With $50 and a handmade bookcase, president Jacob M. Zuck worked to provide his first students with a reference library that would assist them in their classes. As the College grew, the library followed. After 31 years and multiple locations including Founders Hall, Andrew Carnegie's generous donation in 1907 paved the way for a new library building named Carnegie Hall, which later transformed into the Juniata College Museum of Art. By 1963, the vision of Beeghly Library materialized through the generosity of Leon Beeghly, an industrialist renowned for his philanthropic endeavors.
In a step toward elevating the academic experience, the Juniata College Library embarked on a transformative journey in 2016. With groundbreaking enthusiasm, we initiated the expansion and enhancement of our library, poised to evolve into the Statton Learning Commons. This ambitious project has sought to redefine the learning landscape and build on the historic keystone that the library has provided at Juniata College to create an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and boundless exploration.


Commons A rendering
Group Study rendering


With unwavering dedication to providing cutting-edge resources and spaces that facilitate modern pedagogy, we took this monumental stride to honor the legacy of Tim and Kathy Statton. Their commitment to education and advancement resonates deeply with our mission. The expansion reflects a vision where students, faculty, and staff can connect, engage, and create in an inclusive and dynamic setting.


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Writing Center rendering


A public opening is scheduled for the spring 2024 semester. Together, we look forward to unveiling the Statton Learning Commons.