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Interior view of construction of the 3rd Addition, looking down from the fourth floor
An in-progress view of the 3rd Addition construction looking down from the fourth floor to the second floor bridge, with the circular main staircase and old building fa�ade on the left.
Student consulting a librarian at the Card Catalog Information Desk
Framed by the columns in the second floor lobby, a student consults a librarian at the Card Catalog Information Desk, while many students use the card catalogs in the background.
Students studying in front of the Grant Wood mural "Breaking the Prairie."
Two female students study at tables in front of the Grant Wood mural "Breaking the Prairie."
Periodical space in the library, 1966
A periodical space in the library features slanted display shelving for current issues, orange carpeting, and a modern chair.
Library study tables and desks in the 1st Addition, 1966
Library study tables and desks sit on orange carpet next to blue columns in the 1st Addition.
Card catalog area, 1966
A drawer of the author-title catalog is pulled out, with more catalog cabinets and tables in the background, and bibliographies on shelves on the wall.
View of the stacks on a floor in the newly completed 2nd Addition to the library, 1969
Three library patrons read at study carrels while workers shelve books in the stacks of the newly completed 2nd Addition to the library.
Circulation Desk (Loan Desk), 1955
A library staff member helps four patrons lining up at the Loan Desk (now called the Circulation Desk), while two staff members work near piles of books behind the desk. A sign on the desk explains procedures for charging books.
Periodical Room (Reference and Reading Room) seen from above, 1955
The Reference and Reading Room (currently called the Periodical Room) is seen from above.
View of Bookends Reading Room (Periodical Reading Room), 1962
Students study in the Periodical Reading Room (currently called the Bookends Reading Room).