Over the course of two days, on February 5 and 6, 1962, students and Sisters moved all 60,000 books from their former location on the second floor of St. Joseph Hall to their new home in Logue Library — which was still under construction and unnamed — one armload at a time.
Classes were cancelled so the massive undertaking could be accomplished. As one student wrote in the February 15, 1962, edition of the Fournier News (now The Griffin student newspaper), "Colleges are masterminds when it comes to military maneuvers. President Kennedy and Arthur Murray consult them before any major move."
This quote and other information about Operation Book Transfer can be found in "Chestnut Hill College 1924-1999: Tradition and Risk," written by Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ, D.M.L.