In 1967 a plan was submitted to the Board of Regents to almost double the size of the library.
The preliminary budget was for $6,670,000. The architects for the addition were Charles
Richardson and Associates of Davenport, Iowa.
Construction begins for the final addition. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/15555)
The interior of the final addition. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17747)
Construction almost completed, 1972. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17779)
The Main Library’s south entrance as it appears today.(Photo by Kathy Wachel)