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Roux Library

1968

By 1965, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed E. T. Roux Library was unable to sustain the substantial growth to the College that was occurring at the time. Nils Schweizer was called to draw plans for a new library, and ground was broken for the new building on November 17, 1966. The building, still named for the Roux family, sits on the north side of the Waterdome opposite its predecessor on the southwest side. On March 24, 1968, the day Roux Library was formally opened, students made a chain to pass books from the original library to the current one and hand-over-hand transferred all of the library's materials over to their new home. As of 2022, Roux Library has over 175,000 volumes, more than 7,000 full-text electronic journals in over 100 electronic databases, access to 29,000 electronic books, a 15,000 item media collection that includes videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, and CD-ROMS, as well as a substantial microform collection of over 458,000 items. Roux Library also features a classroom, multiple workspaces, a computer lab, as well as Tûtû's Cyber Café, named for donor Wynee Warden. The café underwent an expansion in 2017 to add in a larger group study space.

Roux Library

Roux Library

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