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Library and Holy Spirit Research Center

Oral Roberts University is building a library on its Tulsa, Okla., campus

Oct. 22, 2021
The library and research center is a one of several campus construction projects.

Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., is constructing a new library.

The library is part of the university's plan to add several new buildings to the campus over the next few years, reports The Tulsa World.

The construction will accommodate growing student enrollment. The university's fall enrollment was up 10% over last year -- from 4,303 to 4,753 -- marking the 13th straight year for increased enrollment, school officials say. 

The university is constructing several other buildings: a welcome center, a  media arts center, and an athletics center. All the projects are funded by donors.

The library will be named the J.D. McKean Library. The facility also will be home to the university's Holy Spirit Research Center. The center houses one of the largest collections in the world related to the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement.

The welcome center will be the first building visitors see when they arrive. University admissions staff will be housed in the center.

The media arts center will house the arts, theater, media, music and dance programs, along with studio sets, theaters and classrooms.

The athletics center, which will be named Mike Carter Athletic Center, will be built next to Mabee Center arena and will have two regulation-size practice courts and the university's ELI Learning Center.

The library is expected to be complete in fall 2023.

KSQ Design designed the facility.

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