An Inclusive Hub.
We support the collaborative nature of Learn by Doing.
Behind every great university is a great library. The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the place at Cal Poly where people and information intersect, and where knowledge is created.
It is a space for reflection, learning, growth and collaboration. It is an inclusive hub that brings learning spaces, relevant information, new technology, special programs, content experts and integrated services together to sustain student success, support critical inquiry and scholarship, and showcase Cal Poly's signature Learn by Doing education. The library’s Special Collections and Archives is a cultural venue that instills Cal Poly Pride and distinguishes Kennedy Library from any other library. We are a university asset and destination for everyone, providing superior services and programs that sustain and enrich the entire campus and the San Luis Obispo community. Kennedy Library will be dramatically transformed to support the collaborative nature of Learn by Doing and ensure that it embodies the innovation and ingenuity for which Cal Poly is known.
- Complete a renovation and renewal that will evince the qualities of a 21st century Learn by Doing library with engaging and technologically rich environments for work, study, collaboration and presentation; and for showcasing student and faculty work.
- Secure sustainable funding for collections and information resources that support and enhance the Learn by Doing curriculum.
- Preserve the unique items that reflect our community and university's history so that generations to come can learn and study from our past, and acquire and curate unique new collections of historical significance to Cal Poly and to the community.