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From Ridgley to Olin: The History of Wash U’s Library

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

May 1 was the official Transformation Dedication of the newly renovated Olin Library, so we thought we would take this opportunity to have a look at the history of Washington University’s library. Ridgley Library This history begins in the late 1800s when Stephen Ridgley, a former State Sen...

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Watch the Olin Library Transformation Webcam

By Sarah Laaker on September 18, 2016

Now, you can watch the Olin Library Transformation in action! Check out the bird’s-eye view from our webcam. For reference, the top of the image shows the north wall of Whispers Café, which borders the grand stair inside the building. This summer, you can watch the excavation in progress. After t...