Alcoves on each side of the Martin Entrance Foyer receive sunlight through windows that represent Browning's companion poems of 1850, "Christmas-Eve" and "Easter-Day." These were the first two poems published by Browning after his marriage to Elizabeth Barrett in 1846. In few other instances does Browning make stronger implications about his religious belief.
The Christmas Eve Alcove connects the Entrance Foyer to the Hankamer Treasure Room; the Easter Day Alcove connects the Entrance Foyer to the Leddy-Jones Research Hall. These windows were designed to complement and harmonize with the great central group in the Martin Entrance Foyer.