Luella (Becky) Pollock was named Reed's ninth librarian, a position she held for 30 years.
A second floor was added to the east wing, the main floor of this addition having been turned over to the library in the early fifties.
Another new wing (now the south wing) was constructed, designed by Harry Weese. The wing included faculty offices, which allowed removal of part of the Faculty Office Building.
The capacity of the south wing was increased by the completion of stacks on two floors within the high-ceilinged space.
A $4.7 million gift from Ed and Sue Cooley and John and Betty Gray funded, among other things, the creation of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.
The most recent expansion, the unified sciences addition, opened in the fall and consolidated in the main library books and periodicals previously distributed among four science branches. The library collection consisted of about 330,000 books. Cost of the expansion was $8.1 million.