Happy Birthday Countway

May is Countway’s Birthday Month!

Designed by architect Hugh Stubbins, Countway held its dedication ceremonies on May 26 and 27, 1965. The library has been welcoming students, faculty, staff, and researchers ever since! Take a look at these images of Countway from the 1960s to the 1990s. Countway’s spaces and services are ever-changing to meet the needs of our patrons.

Please enjoy this slideshow of images from Countway's early history (all images courtesy of the Center for the History of Medicine):

Construction underway on Countway Library (1964)
Architect rendering of Countway Library (1964)
Interior view of Countway Library (circa 1960s)
Reference desk at Countway Library (circa 1960s)
Research help at Countway Library (date unknown)
Studying on the 5th floor of Countway Library (circa 1970s)
Phone booth on floor L1 (date unknown)
Countway Library reference desk (date unknown)
Information Fair at Countway Library (1993)
Studying on floor L1 (circa 1970s)
Holiday greeting card featuring Countway Library and Gordon Hall (date unknown)