The West Wing and the Willard Room, located within the West Wing, provide quiet study spaces for students. The original Zimmerman Library building is now referred to as the West Wing as additions have been made over the last 75 years. Zimmerman Library was designed by John Gaw Meem in 1936 and opened on April 1, 1938. The West Wing contains several notable pieces of art including a controversial set of four murals by Kenneth Adams. Visit the Zimmerman Library 75th Anniversary website to find out more.
The Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) and Anderson Reading Room are located at the south end of the West Wing. The CSWR collections include New Mexican and Southwestern materials, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps, University Archives and the John Gaw Meem Archive of Southwestern Architecture.
Special events are occasionally hosted in the Willard Room. Since the area is a popular quiet study space for students events are scheduled by the University Libraries Dean's office to ensure that these areas are minimally disrupted. All University Libraries co-sponsored events also operate under these policies. The Willard Room cannot be reserved for group study use. Group study rooms can be reserved through our Reserve a Room page.