Odegaard Undergraduate Library

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Odegaard Undergraduate Library (left), behind the campanile, next to Kane Hall (center right)

The Charles E. Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL) houses secondary stacks, a learning commons and on-campus technology resources for students, primarily undergraduates, of the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Named after the 19th president of the university, it opened in 1972, replacing the small undergraduate library previously located at Suzzallo Library.[1] The library fronts the northwest corner of Red Square and provides access to the parking garage below the plaza, which was built simultaneous with the library building. In addition to library space, the building includes a cafeteria and newsstand on the ground floor.

The renovated interior of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library

The Odegaard Undergraduate Library was renovated from June 18, 2012, to June 24, 2013. The library's renovation architects were recently awarded the 2014 American Institute of Architects' Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture.


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Coordinates: 47°39′24″N 122°18′37″W / 47.65667°N 122.31028°W / 47.65667; -122.31028