Doheny Library Tour

Main Entrance





Walking into the building and up the stairs to the first floor brings you to the library's rotunda. The Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library, completed in 1932, was a gift from the Doheny family in memory of son Ned, who had been killed in 1929. The stained glass windows depict six of the world's greatest scholars in the top row and the seals of 12 major universities below them. Additional information about the library's architecture and history can be found on the wall marker by the stairwell at the southwest corner of the rotunda.

Facing the stairs is the Loan/Circulation Desk. Books taken from the main stacks are checked out and returned here. This is also the place to renew your library card, recall books that have been checked out, take care of other borrowing-related needs, and ask circulation related questions. The circulation desk can be reached by phone at 740-2924.

To the right side of the circulation desk is a doorway marked Book Stacks. Now proceed into the stacks through this doorway.

Main Book Stacks