A New Chapter: Enter the Hubbard Hall Reading Room

By Bowdoin News
If you sense a chill vibe in the College's new reading room, you're not wrong.

The relocation of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum to its new digs in the John and Lile Center for Arctic Studies created a void in the space in Hubbard Hall that it had occupied since 1967. Enter the newly outfitted reading room, a space available for students to study or work in small groups.

Hubbard Hall Reading Room

Perhaps most notable is the amount of light allowed in now that conditions no longer need to be so tightly controlled for an exhibition space.

Check out a slideshow of images by photographer Michele Stapleton to see how much the space has changed since the musk ox, walrus, and various other artifacts were in residence.