Loyola Marymount University will celebrate the grand opening of The William H. Hannon Library on the Westchester campus Sunday, August 30th.

Self-guided tours of the new facility will begin at 3 p.m. Library staff and architects will be available to answer questions.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled at 5 p.m. and will include remarks from LMU President Robert B. Lawton and California State Librarian Emeritus Kevin Starr. A reception will follow the ceremony.

The Hannon library is expected to become the cultural and intellectual hub of the Loyola Marymount University campus, school officials said. Its three above-ground stories and two basement levels have space for more than one million volumes, and the more than 100 computer workstations, four classrooms, and dozens of group study rooms will facilitate all forms of learning, LMU officials said.

The library will be open during regular hours to members of the surrounding community. The facility includes numerous “green” features, including an energy-efficient design and the use of recycled materials in its construction.

It also features an information technology help desk, wireless Internet connectivity, and a full-service cafe, among other amenities.