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.


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 Model School (1906), exterior, St. Cloud State University
Old Model School
Kiehle (1952), exterior, St. Cloud State University
Kiehle Library
Centennial Hall
Centennial Hall
Miller Center (2000), exterior, St. Cloud State University
James W. Miller Learning Resources Center