The Building Today

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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.

1971 construction

Construction begins for the final addition. (Iowa Digital Library:

1970 interior

The interior of the final addition. (Iowa Digital Library:

south entrance

Construction almost completed, 1972. (Iowa Digital Library:

South Entrance

The Main Library’s south entrance as it appears today.
(Photo by Kathy Wachel)