The Andrew Dickson White Library has been called one of the country’s most beautiful libraries, and is certainly one of the most sought-after places to study at Cornell. Ever since it opened in 1891, the “President White Library” has held a special place in the hearts of Cornellians as the awe-inspiring highlight of the University’s historic library building. Over the years, generations of students have loved studying in this laboratory of learning, finding their favorite place among the books and historical objects. This tour will help explain why the A. D. White Library has come to represent the University’s history and founders, and why it has been such an important feature of campus life for over 125 years.