Second Level - Rotunda

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Ames Library Rotunda

As you come to the second level, take a look through the rotunda. It overlooks the John Wesley Powell Rotunda on the entry level. The sculpture is surrounded by the John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery that he donated to Illinois Wesleyan University.

You can also see more of the quote stenciled in the frieze from the Founder's Gate.

Ames Library Rotunda Workstation

There are three stand-up workstations in the rotunda for checking email, the library catalog, etc. From the rotunda, you can access the next level of scholarly materials, continued from the lower level. On the second level, you'll find call numbers G - L:

  • Recreation / Theory of Sport
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Education
  • Geography & Maps
  • Folklore
  • Anthropology