About the building

Exterior view of the University BranchThe building followed one of Carnegie's preferred designs for libraries -- main-floor reading areas and a lower-level auditorium. Its general architectural style is neo-classical. The branch has a grand entrance and formal symmetry.

High ceilings, expansive windows, and hanging lamps contribute to a sense of spaciousness. Rich detailing and use of wood throughout the interior add to the warm, historic feel.