An imposing wooden panel is seen on entering the Reference Online Center area. It is inscribed with the words
GRAMMATA • SOLA • CARENT • FATO
[ THE WRITTEN WORD ALONE FLOUTS DESTINY ]
The panel of Honduras mahogany measures 10 feet by 14 inches. The inscription was carved in classic Roman capitals by John Benson. The panel was installed on August 23, 1995.