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About Cruzen-Murray Library

Our New Library

The College of Idaho is home to one of the most architecturally beautiful, state-of-the-art buildings in the Gem State — one that will serve as a new intellectual commons for College students, faculty and the entire campus community.

In February 2016 the College broke ground for Cruzen-Murray Library, which will serve as a new campus gateway at the intersection of 21st Street and Cleveland Boulevard. The building is a gift from the estate of the late Deborah Cruzen Murray and her husband, Glenn Richard Murray, Jr., and opened for use by students, faculty and staff in late January 2018.

To learn how your gift can impact our campus, visit our Planned Giving section.

Cruzen-Murray Library will stand out on the College’s historic campus. Its light-infused, glass-and-steel design has a sleek, modern look and feel. The three-story, 60,000 square-foot facility includes traditional holdings of books and journals, as well as private and group study areas, a 24/7 study space, multimedia classrooms, a café, and public spaces for readings, lectures and exhibitions. The building was designed by Phoenix-based architectural firm richärd+bauer, a nationally-recognized group known for its work with libraries and sustainable design. The library is being built by Kreizenbeck Constructors of Boise, which has an impressive portfolio of corporate and education building projects.