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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 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 stationary tables which seat up to eight
  • Tables are 12.5 ft x 3.5 ft.
  • Couches and arm chairs.

Noise allowance:

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

Occupancy Limit: 

  • 81 person capacity

Special Events:

  • This space may be reserved for special events. All events must be Western-related. 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 faculty or staff member.
    • Tables are may not be removed or shifted. Other furniture may be moved and must be replaced to original location post-event. 
    • Please note that library staff will remove lamps from tables for special events.
    • This space is not available for recurring events or meetings.
    • Upon request (2 weeks in advance) we may be able to provide:
      • Projector and screen
      • Lectern
      • Microphone and speaker
    • If you will be catering food in, please request that your catering company provide tablecloths for all tables that will be used by catering.

Upcoming West Wing Events

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