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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.
Students using study carrels in the newly opened library 1st Addition
Students use three study carrels in the newly opened library 1st Addition.
Ann Page at the Periodical Kardex File, 1962
Ann Page, library office receptionist, works at the periodical kardex file.
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.
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.
Students using microfilm readers
Two male students read microfilmed newspapers on Recordak microfilm readers in the library.
Alia Kotake and Patricia Fitzgerald working at the library card catalog, 1962
Alia Kotake and Patricia Fitzgerald work at the library card catalog.
View of Bookends Reading Room (Periodical Reading Room), 1962
Students study in the Periodical Reading Room (currently called the Bookends Reading Room).
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.
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.