The Horner Markwick Library, by John Miller + Partners (completed 2004), refers to the original library in its vaulted ceilings, in maintaining the axes set up by the Yates Thompson Library, in the colour scheme, and in the generous top-lighting.
As well as gaining a Commendation from the Civic Trust Awards, Newnham Library received the 2004 David Urwin Award, celebrating the design of new and extended or altered buildings in Cambridge.
The Horner Markwick Library is named for Isaline “Squizzie” Horner and Emily Markwick, two former College Librarians who, at different times, helped fund the Library’s expansion and development. (Find out more about them in our Biographies.)
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