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Alia Kotake and Patricia Fitzgerald working at the library card catalog, 1962
Alia Kotake and Patricia Fitzgerald work at the library card catalog.
Students using microfilm readers
Two male students read microfilmed newspapers on Recordak microfilm readers in the library.
Students studying in Room 198 (Reserve Room), 1962
Students study in the Reserve Room (currently called Room 198), with attendant Ruth Vileta at the desk.
Student consulting the kardex for periodical information, 1962
A male student consults the kardex for periodical location and holdings information.
Head reference librarian, Elizabeth Windsor, helping students at the Information Desk, 1962
Head reference librarian, Elizabeth Windsor, helps students at the Information Desk, while reference librarian William Birdsall answers the telephone.
Student browsing in the library's card catalog, 1962
A male student browses in the library's card catalog.
Ann Page at the Periodical Kardex File, 1962
Ann Page, library office receptionist, works at the periodical kardex file.
Students using study carrels in the newly opened library 1st Addition
Students use three study carrels in the newly opened library 1st Addition.
Student looking at the library building directory in the Rotunda (south) entrance, 1961
A male student looks at the library building directory on the wall inside the Rotunda (south) entrance.
Student chatting with reference librarian William Birdsall
A female student stands and chats with reference librarian William Birdsall, seated at a metal desk next to a room divider with multi-colored circles, circa 1961. There were reference areas like this on each of the first three floors after open…