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Château d'Hauteville Library Opens

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of its latest library at Pepperdine’s new international campus in Switzerland. The location is Château d’Hauteville, an impressive estate built in 1760 nestled in the hills above Vevey, overlooking Lake Geneva. It was owned by the same family for more than two centuries before being purchased by Pepperdine. After three years of restoration and renovations, the château opened its door this fall for study-abroad students. 

Roughly two-thirds of the collection items were from the University’s previous international campus in Lausanne, while the rest was curated by our subject liaisons to suit the learning needs of the students and to highlight European and local history, culture, and art, providing a gateway to understanding the region in which the château is located. Students can also select from a couple hundred DVDs for leisure and educational viewing. And like all our libraries, there is ample space with tables and chairs for students to do their work. Dean of Pepperdine Libraries Mark Roosa notes, “our aim is for the château library to provide students with outstanding collections in a beautiful, contemplative space that is conducive to reading, studying and learning.”

Take a step inside the Château d’Hauteville library by perusing the slideshow below.