It’s funny how you can work in a place for years and then suddenly notice a new detail in the building. If you study or do research in the periodicals section of the library you may or may not have noticed that the ceiling is higher at the north end than at the south. In fact it steps up several times, but in a subtle way that most people don’t notice. Why does it do that? We asked one of the people worked with the team that oversaw the library construction. It turns out the architects wanted to get as much light into the north end of the building as possible. We think they succeeded. That is why so many people enjoy that part of our building.