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H-SC library ranked among the best

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY — During the decade since its opening in 2007, Hampden-Sydney College’s (H-SC) Bortz Library has been ranked consistently as one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review.

According to a press release, for the publication’s 2018 issue Bortz Library ranks No. 12, which is higher than the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

“Part of Bortz Library’s success is about our space,” said Shaunna Hunter, director of the library, in the release. “We are undeniably blessed with a space that is functional, welcoming and comfortable.” 

The release cited that when H-SC began planning for a new library, its librarians researched how young men use space, work in groups and complete tasks.

“That research influenced the building’s floor plan and furniture decisions, such as the installation of larger tables and chairs to accommodate big men and plenty of comfortable chairs and couches for long study sessions,” officials said in the release.