Lost Mills: Margret Carnegie Hall & F. W. Olin Library

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May 1, 2015

The current library at Mills

The current library at Mills

In 1990 the F.W. Olin Library was just opening. Beforehand, the library existed in the building that is now the M Center and was known as the Margret Carnegie Library. Due to an ever increasing inventory that outgrew the space, the F.W. Olin Library was built to accommodate the college’s expanding book collections. Admission and administration offices, which were located in Sage Hall before 1990, then moved to Margret Carnegie Hall, where they remain today.

What is now the M Center used to be the library

What is now the M Center used to be the library

The Bender Room when Carnegie Hall was the library

The Bender Room when Carnegie Hall was the library

The F.W Olin Library currently houses the Special Collections in the Eleanor Heller Rare Book Room, where a Mozart manuscript, a copy of Shakespeare’s first folio, a rare copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle and a leaf from the Gutenburg Bible can be found. There are also multiple individual and group study spaces, as well as computers, scanners and copy machines — all of which would not have fit in the original Carnegie Library.


Lost Mills: Margret Carnegie Hall & F. W. Olin Library was published on May 1, 2015 in Special Issue 2015, Then & Now

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