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Inside an Empty Lockwood


Dedication | Rare Book Collection | Construction | Move to North Campus | Empty Lockwood | Dedication Ceremony | Final remarks


The new six story building has three times the amount of usable space as the original Lockwood. It was built with a seating capacity of 2,100, four times that of the building which it replaced. It is capable of holding over 900,000 volumes on thirty miles of shelves (there were only ten miles in the original Lockwood). The new building was also designed for future expansion along its south wall.