The expansion of a special library on the UND campus is now complete.
And it came in under budget.
The library in question is the Wilson M.Laird Core and Sample Library. It’s used by scientists, and by the oil industry.
"When a company drills a well, it is required to the cuttings, the samples as the drill bit grinds through the rocks, which are collected at the surface," said state Geologist Ed Murphy. "And then any core that they take, they are required to give us a representative copy."