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A Pictorial History: The New Library Building – “Main Library”

The Building Today

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: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/15555)

1970 interior

The interior of the final addition. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17747)

south entrance

Construction almost completed, 1972. (Iowa Digital Library: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ictcs/id/17779)

South Entrance

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