1900s

New Library Opens (1909)

On January 11, 1909, the new library opened for service. It was dedicated in December 1909.

Move to Carnegie Library (December 1908)

In December of 1908, the Library moved to the Carnegie Library.

First Trained Librarian Hired

On July 15th, 1908, Miss Shrivers, the first trained librarian, was hired.

Dewey Decimal Classification adopted

Federal Depository Library Program Established (March 1st, 1907)

Card Catalog Established (1906)

Electric Lights Placed in Reading Room (1904)

First Library Committee Named

The first library committee named: Professors Thach, Petrie, Wiatt.