Black-and-white photograph of students and a woman reading in the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library

Students and a woman reading in the Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library (built 1924) on the campus of Delaware Valley College (now Delaware Valley University). This item is being shared by Delaware Valley University as part of the Campus Buildings and Grounds, a JSTOR Open Community Collection.

Since 1983, April has been observed as School Library Month, designated by American Association of School Librarians. As the month comes to a close, JSTOR would like to recognize our partners at libraries, in the United States and abroad, for the work they do to support patrons in many integral roles. We celebrate your dedication to serving your communities, fostering research and learning every step of the way.

To commemorate librarian staff and their libraries, today and throughout history, we’ve gathered images contributed by institutions through our Open Community Collections initiative. These photographs offer a glimpse of libraries at various higher education institutions, forging connections with scholarship and members of the school community, as an academic hub and a meeting place.

Allegheny College Archives Digital Images Collection from Allegheny College

Black-and-white photograph of students on stairs between rotunda and Reading Room in Reis Library

Students on stairs between rotunda and Reading Room in Reis Library.

Institutional Image Archive from Cardiff University

Photograph of Drapers' Library: interior, 1933

Photograph of Drapers’ Library, used in Trow’s Short History, 1933.

Central Methodist University Archives from Central Methodist University

Black-and-white photograph of a male librarian assisting a female student at the circulation desk

A librarian assisting a student at the second floor circulation (in front of the reading room) at Smiley Memorial Library in Cupples Hall.

Campus Buildings and Grounds from Delaware Valley University

Photograph of students in front of The Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library

Two students walk along Alumni Lane, while another student is seated in a chair in front of The Joseph Krauskopf Memorial Library.

Middlebury College Archival Images from Middlebury College

Photograph of students in between book stacks in Starr Library, in or around 1962

A female student seated while reading in between book stacks, with two other students in the background at Starr Library (in or around 1962).

Pratt Institute Buildings Image Collection from Pratt Institute

Photograph of student walking up staircase in the Pratt Institute Library

Interior view of the Pratt Institute Library, showing a student on the staircase. Image taken after significant renovation in 1982.

Life at Queens College Photographs from Queens College

Photograph of the exterior of Paul Klapper Library

Exterior view of the Paul Klapper Library, first opened in 1955. The building served as the primary library building on Queens College’s campus until 1988.

Archives of Trinity College (Images) from Trinity College

Photograph of the interior view of Watkinson Library Reading Room and book stacks

Interior view of Watkinson Library Reading Room and book stacks, facing north. Image taken in 1952.

University Archives from University of Pennsylvania

Postcard of of the interior view of the reading room at University Library, now Anne and Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library

Postcard of the interior view of the reading room at University Library, now Anne and Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library. Photographic postcard from 1906.

University of Scranton Photos and Documents from University of Scranton

Photograph of students studying in the Pro Deo Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library (1993)

Students in the Pro Deo Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Image taken in 1993.

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