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Doe Library

Doe Library has some exquisite decorative stones in the interior. Pink limestones (with stylolites due to pressure solution) and white marble are both composed of calcite, and fizz with diluted hydrochloric acid. There is a nice stone bench near the main entrance made of high-temperature metamorphic rocks. These rocks probably started out as shales and were altered by the high temperature of an igneous body. The large slab inscribed "The University Library", hoisted to its current position on the north side of the building in 1909, is made of granite.