Book Return

The old library is new again, as the Wisconsin Historical Society has renovated its reading room, a popular study spot for generations of Badgers. Initially constructed in 1900 — back when those skylights really saw the sky — the building also housed the UW’s main library until 1953, when Memorial Library opened. The reading room was restored between June 2009 and April 2010, at a cost of $2.9 million.
Photo by Jeff Miller