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The James F. Lincoln Library, designed by Victor Christ-Janer, opened in 1966 and the next year won a design award from the Reynolds Aluminum Company and a $25,000 prize for the architect for its innovative use of aluminum panels over a steel frame.
The library, of random block design, was built to resemble stacked books. It has three floors with what was formerly a meditation chapel (now a storage room for rare books) in the center. The main floors house the reference and periodicals departments, two computer laboratories, and offices. Stacks are located in the basement and on upstairs levels. With the exception of the addition of the computer laboratories and changed use for the meditation chapel, the structure and use of the library has changed little since it was built.