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Release: Oct. 2, 2001

Engineering library reopens with new name

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The engineering library, a branch of the University of Iowa Libraries, has relocated into Room 2001 SC in the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences from its temporary location in the main library.

As part of the overall Seamans Center and modernization project at the College of Engineering, the space formally occupied by the engineering library was renovated and expanded through a gift from William and Patricia A. Lichtenberger. In recognition of the generosity of the Lichtenbergers toward the college and in enabling these enhancements, the UI Libraries has agreed to rename the library the Lichtenberger Engineering Library.

Renovation and improvements to the new library include better access to electronic resources, addition of a multi-media classroom, new furniture and book stacks, and flooring.

"The renovation of the engineering library will enable us to better provide students and faculty with electronic and print information well into the 21st century," says John W. Forys, Jr., head of the engineering library.

"We are delighted to be back in the engineering building where we can better serve and have closer contact with our users," Forys said.

For more information, call (319) 335-6047 or visit http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng