Having extinguished her cigarette, librarian Gilma H. Soto in August of 1972 updates by hand the index cards used to keep track of books in the Athenaeum – today known as the Green Library at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. More than four decades later, the FIU Libraries on both campuses together hold some 1,629,000 printed volumes in addition to nearly 330,000 electronic titles, among them government documents, streaming video and music, images, databases, more than 80,000 journals and more than 140,000 ebooks. ♦
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