Gift Helps Restore Billings to its Original Grandeur
Since its dedication in 1885, the Billings Library has been a vital part of the UVM educational experience, acting as both a student center and as a home to scholarship and learning.
In December, alumnus Richard Ader '63, and his wife, Pamela, who were impressed with the H.H. Richardson architectural gem, made a $1 million commitment toward its renovation that will help restore the library to its original grandeur.
"When you visit Billings Library, you notice how peaceful it is as a place for students to work—they're tucked away at desks, reading and studying and enjoying the solitude and quiet. You also realize its long history and importance on campus and to the people of Vermont."