Browsing Library and Chapel
The Memorial Union's Browsing Library and Chapel, located on first floor, have been a part of the Memorial Union since 1955. The library offers a unique refuge from the noise and confusion of daily life. Study -- read the newspaper-- browse an art book -- read a magazine - play chess - assemble a puzzle.
Located directly below Gold Star Hall, the memorial, the Browsing Library and Chapel, symbolize architect-designer W.T. Proudfoot's belief that the underpinnings of patriotism were deep religious convictions, a culture and literature of concern for high ideals, and a recorded history of dedication to those principles. The Browsing Library and The Chapel spaces were finished and furnished in about 1955, just after the 1950-53 northwest addition to the building.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 10pm, Friday 8am – 5pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Features and Services Available:
Computer work stations
Wide selection of books to browse
ISU Bomb Yearbooks, 1894-1994
Games / Puzzles / Chessboard
About the Computers:
ISU's guidelines and policies for student computer labs apply to this lab
9 Dell Computers available with university net ID log-in
Firefox web browser
Programs: 2003 Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Picture Manager, Publisher, Word, Acrobat and Acrobat Reader
Headphones available for checkout
The Chapel is located at the north end of the Browsing Library. It is a drop-in, quiet space that is available during the Browsing Library's open hours.
Anyone may use the Chapel! It's a non-denominational space and perfect for prayer, reflection, or reading. Events are occasionally planned in the space, but this is rare. Reflection spaces are also available in the Multicultural Center on the second floor.