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William Howard Doane Library & Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center

Established
1937
Overview
The Doane Library is home to study spaces, computer labs, a large collection of books, periodicals, and the Denison Archives.
History & Architecture
The building was built in 1937 by William Gehron, appointed college architect in the same year. The library was built in Harvard brick laid in Flemish bond with Bedford limestone trim. Details draw from Georgian style though facade mimics that of the south front of the Petit Trianon in the Garden of Versailles. The stacks portion of the library was extended in 1957. The Seeley G. Mudd Learning Resources Center was added to blend with the structure in 1981, and included construction of the "study tower." The Doane Library stands as a memorial to William H. Doane from his daughters Mrs. George W. Doane (Marguerite) and Miss Ida F. Doane who funded its construction.
Building Style
Built in Harvard brick laid in Flemish bond with Bedford limestone trim. Details draw from Georgian style though facade mimics that of the south front of the Petit Trianon in the Garden of Versailles.

What's Happening Here

De-Stress Fest Winter 2017

Come to the library on Wednesday, December 13th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for to relax for a while!

Food for Fines

Feed the hungry and get rid of your library fines.

Refugees of Denison

Hear their stories! Denison students & alums share their stories of survival and the challenges they overcame rebuilding their lives in the United States.

The Next Wave

Navigating the Challenges of a New Era for Higher Education: A Discussion with Mr. Jeffrey Selingo