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THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY.
Without a doubt State now pos
sesses as flue a library as any other
college of its size in the country.
We are just beginning to realize
the large debt we owe to Mr. An
drew Carnegie, the donor of the
The building is constructed of
steel, stone, and white brick and is
as fire proof as modern building
science can make it. Two large
section pillars adorn the sides of
the front entrance. Terra cotta
trimmings improve the appearance
of the white brick. The windows
are of heavy plate glass in walnut
finished sashes. The roof is cov
ered with copper, except a central
portion which is occupied by a sky
light. The rear of the building is
finished in rough as alterations will
soon be made to secure additional
The ground floor is lined with
concrete. In the front is the motor
and fan room from which heat is
sent to all parts of the building.
Here also are the engineer’s and
the janitor’s rooms. Back of these
are the rooms for newspapers, store
rooms, and the bindery. There is
also a combination lock vault for
the safe keeping of valuable papers.
These chambers take up ground
space 96 feet by 146 feet.
The central portion of the main
floor is occupied by the reference
department. It is furnished with
enough walnut reading tables fitted
with stationary electric lamps to
accommodate one hundred and six
ty students. The whole space,
forty-two by sixty-eight feet, is
surrounded by a nine-foot partition
of walnut and plate glass.
Outside of this partition is a five
foot passageway which communi
cates with alcoves on each side of
the building. These alcoves in
clude a ladies’ room, librarian’s
rooms, catalogue room and semi-
The central part of the second
floor immediately over the refer
ence department is left open in or
der that the skylight may illumin
ate the reading tables. Around the
sides are chambers similar to those
on the first floor. Just over the
front entrance is the trustees’ room.
Six winding stairways in addition
to the main staircases allow easy
communication between floors at
The stack room’ occupies the rear
of the building. Three heavy glass
decks communicate with all parts
of the tall steel stack shelves. In
this way very little space is wasted
for the room is only sixty-three feet
long and sixteen feet wide.
A new system for obtaining
books is being devised but as yet
nothing definite is known. It is
hoped that the library will be ready
for use in two weeks, but it is hard
possible that it will be open to stu
dents before the dedication, the
date of which has not been set.
The staff includes : Dr. E. W.
Runkle, librarian ; Miss Helen M.
Bradley and Miss Anna A. Mac-
Donald. Miss Becker, of the Drexel
Library School, is at present taking
the place of Miss Bradley who has
obtained leave of absence to take
advanced work at Cornell Uni
THE NEW DORMITORY BUILDING.
The new dormitory building and
dining hall, opposite the chemical
laboratories, is now well under
way. All the foundations have
been laid and much of the first
story is completed. The contrac
tor expects to have the structure
roofed before the cold weather sets
The building is to be four stories
high and is being constructed of
stone and white brick. The main
entrance, which faces the main
building is to be finished in granite
and white stone. The roof will be
of slate with terracotta and cop
per trimmings. Fire escapes will
be attached to the rear and the
A portion of the ground floor
will be left as an unfinished base
ment. Another part will be de
voted to the bakery, laundry, vege
table cellar, refrigerator, work
room, and general store rooms.
The main floor will consist of the
dining hall, kitchen and pantries.
The dining hall will comfortably
accommodate several hundred stu
dents. Access to the hall will be
had by means of the main entrance
and two side entrances.
Three stairways lead to the sec
ond floor, which will be divided into
three distinct sections, having no
communication with each other.
Here, besides several trunk rooms
and three lavatories will be twenty
six dormitories. The rooms will
be large and each will comfortably
hold two students.
The third floor is almost identical
with the second and needs no furth
er explanation. On the fourth
floor the rooms being under a slop
ing roof will be similar to those on
the third floor of the track house.
In all there will be quarters for
over a hundred and fifty students.
The building will be ready for oc
cupancy before the opening of the
spring term. This sounds the
kneel of the buildings known as
the “Bright Angel’’ and the
J. W. WHITE, SCHOLARSHIPS.
On Tuesday morning, September
20th, President Atherton announc
ed that the John W. White scholar
ships which were not conferred last
commencement had been awarded
as follows :
Junior Scholarship $l5O. —Chas.
F. Noll, Green Park, Pa.
Sophomore Scholarship $lOO. —
Gray E. Miller, Winber, Pa.