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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places is the Knight Library, the main facility of the University of Oregon?s library system. It is historically significant for the architecture of the building, which is distinctive of all the other older structures in the campus. It is also the hub of student activity, making it a good representative of UO?s student life.

Finished and opened in 1937 in replacement to the ?Old Libe,? the Fenton Hall, the Knight Library was built in the Lombardic Romanesque and Art Deco styles, making it a truly distinguishable structure in the campus. It was designed by the university?s School of Architecture and Allied Arts? first dean, Ellis F. Lawrence.

Knight library currently serves still as a library for the university. It boasts of a collection of more than 3 million volumes as of 2008.
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