When it opened in 1993, the Huffington Library became the first building constructed on campus specifically to be used as a library.
It serves as an extension to the classroom, functioning as a "learning laboratory" where students can independently explore ideas presented in class. It also serves as a stepping stone to the information-rich society students will face in their adult life and a place where interests outside the classroom can be pursued.
In May 2015 the Huffington Library underwent a $2 million renovation that opened up the first two levels to be more flexible and user-friendly. The enhancements – which included a new ground-level front entrance that opens into a new foyer and reception area – were geared toward creating a more collaborative learning environment to encourage connectedness, innovation, and creativity.