Zimmerman West Wing & Willard Room

Zimmerman Library West Wing

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. 

Zimmerman West Wing

Willard Room and West Wing Events

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.

Zimmerman Library
The Great Hall just outside the Willard Room
• Event requests from UNM departments will be considered on a case by case basis.
• Requests for events during UNM finals weeks will only be approved on very rare occasions.
• Events must be scheduled during normal library hours.
• University Libraries does not have event or catering staff. The only approved caterer for events held in any of our spaces is the Student Union Catering Service.
• The Willard Room can accommodate approximately 50 people and the Great Hall approximately 150 for lectures. Seating for catered events varies.
How to make your request:
Please email the details of your event including date, time, estimated number of attendees, purpose, set up needs, contact information and any other relevant information to Amy Vance-Mullins avance1@unm.edu.

Note: Outdoor spaces adjacent to Zimmerman Library are managed by the Student Activities Center. Please contact them for space use requests.
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