History of Library

"Today the library is sprawling and world renowned...

but it began in 1867 with only 644 books." It is now one of the preeminent research libraries in the nation with more than 13 million volumes and millions of other resources. Much of this growth is owed to stalwart University Librarians, University Presidents, and the faculty and staff who steer the library's progress each day.

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