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Learn more about our library's history

Five distinct buildings have served as the campus library since St. Cloud State was established in 1869. This exhibit celebrates the past and present university libraries through information and images provided by University Archives.

Credits

All information and images are from University Archives. Special thanks to student (and now St. Cloud State graduate) Tiffany Topel for designing the physical and digital exhibit. Thanks to Cathy Coats for the 2017 refresh of the exhibit.

Explore the exhibit

Old Main
Old Main

Old Main (1875-1913)

Old Model School (1906), exterior, St. Cloud State University
Old Model School

Old Model School (1913-1952)

Kiehle (1952), exterior, St. Cloud State University
Kiehle Library

Kiehle Library (1952-1971)

Centennial Hall
Centennial Hall

Centennial Hall (1971-2000)

Miller Center (2000), exterior, St. Cloud State University
James W. Miller Learning Resources Center

James W. Miller Learning Resources Center (2000-present)