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A Visual Tour of West Campus' Many Libraries


Written and photographed by Chris Pasion and Luna Amin, graduate assistants to The Graduate School.

Everyone is familiar with Langsam, the flagship library that is shown off on campus tours, with its countless resources and remarkable collections. To ignore the rest of the historic libraries on campus, however, would be a crime. There are many hidden gems peppered throughout campus which offer specialized resources and unique changes of scenery for the curious Bearcat. If you are the type of student who needs to study in different places to be productive, then this is the list for you. 

A photo of Langsam library from the top of the staircase leading down to it
A classroom in Langsam
Large statues in Langsam Library

Blegen Library packs three libraries into one building - the Archives and Rare Books Library, CCM Library, and the Classics Library - each of which specializes in different genres and periods to compile in their collections.

Blegen Library from the outside
The entrance to the CCM Library
A lamp and book in the Classics Library
The rare book reading room in the Classics Library
The stacks in the Classics Library
A photo of the Engineering library
The CECH Library
Stairs into the lower level of the Chem-Bio library
Students working in the Chem-Bio library
Photo of DAAP library
DAAP library resources lining the walls
Building blocks on a table in DAAP
A large blue pig walking around DAAp
Snowglobes in DAAP
Stairs leading down to the lower floor of the library
A planet sculpture in the library
A student walking along a bookshelf
A student walking under and arch in the Law Library
A multi-level view of the Law Library
A photo of the Law library