Thomas Tredway Library
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Thomas Treadway Library is a five-story structure built against a hillside on the central campus. Its 85,000 square feet of floor space includes the library (over 400,000 catalogue items), meeting rooms, private study offices, conference rooms, and a coffee shop.
A portion of the David Loring map library, including topographic maps of the U.S. Geological Survey, is in this library building. The tall tower highlights the top of the library, an intentional counterpoint to the dome on Old Main across the central quadrangle. This serves as a vision/reminder of the two key academic buildings on campus.
Brolander, Glen E. An Historical Survey of the Augustana College Campus. Rock Island, IL: Augustana Historical Society, 1985.
Historical Highlights of Augustana College, A Walking Tour. Pamphlet. Rock Island, IL: City of Rock Island Planning and Redevelopment Division, 2002.