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Leslie J. Savage Library: West Wing Reading Room

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West Wing Reading Room

About this space:

The original library building was constructed in the 1930s in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and designed by architect Temple Buell.  The wood furniture, also designed by Temple Buell, is original to the building. The building was added to the Colorado Historical Society's State Register of Historical Properties in 1993.

Originally, the library was "closed stacks," meaning library materials were stored in the basement and could be obtained by submitting a request to the librarian. Now, this space serves as a quiet study space. The West Wing is also affectionately known as the "Harry Potter Room," due to its resemblance to the large hall in Hogwarts. We have many historical photographs of the library building included in our Digital Archive.

West Wing Reading Room


  • Nine, 12.5 ft x 3.5 ft. stationary tables that seat up to eight
  • Couches and armchairs.

Noise allowance:

  • Silent. Quiet study area. (unless reserved for a special event)

Occupancy Limit: 

  • 81 person capacity

Important to Note: 

Due to the age and condition of the Temple Buell furniture, the following restrictions apply. 


  • Tables may not be removed or shifted. Other furniture may be moved and must be replaced to the original location post-event. 
  • Lamps remain on tables unless requested to be removed. Library staff remove and return the lamps to prevent breakage.
  • Table coverings are required for any event that provides food and/or beverages. 

Special Events:

  • The Reading Room may be reserved for special events. All events must be Western-related and approval is granted on a case-by-case basis.
    • To request the use of this space, please contact the Director of Library Services, Tiffanie Wick:
      •, 970-943-2477
    • Requests must be made by a Western faculty or staff member.
    • Upon request (2 weeks in advance), we may be able to provide:
      • Projector and screen
      • Lectern
      • Microphone and speaker

(We highly recommend placing an IT work order to provide AV setup and troubleshooting)

  • This space is not available for recurring events or meetings.

Upcoming West Wing Events

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