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Talk:Herman B Wells Library

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Reference Material

Here's a ton of good info on the construction of the library: (There's also a second page on the 70s.) The page in general has a lot of good information on all of the former libraries. The current library is the eighth one in IU's history! --Jkonrath 15:12, 24 May 2006 (EDT)

Name Change Date

Turns out the name change was approved on April 1, and the official ceremony was June 17. Source: --Jkonrath 16:02, 18 July 2006 (EDT)


I wonder, what happened to the phone booth room off of the lobby? I always remember going to those booths to use the pay phones, but I'm guessing those are long gone in the cell phone era.

Also, I need to look this up, but in around 1991 or 1992, AT&T came out with this wiz-bang pay phone called the Public Phone 2000 that had a screen and keyboard, mostly to do TTY phone service for the deaf. No web access, and I thought it may have worked as a terminal, but never got it to work. They had one in the library, on the undergrad side outside of the UCS lab there. I've only seen one other one, in a hotel in Ohio. Here's a bit more about them: --Jkonrath (talk) 15:35, 7 June 2021 (EDT)