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Update on the changes underway at the Library!

Updated Jan. 25, 2022

The Library is updating and renewing many of its learning and study spaces! Keep up to date with these exciting new developments!

Note: While the Library will continue to be open during the renovations, it may take longer to complete print pick up, scan and deliver, as well as any eReserve requests and retrievals.


Library elevators

Status: Two elevators finished and operating. Two elevators unavailable. 

All four of the Library elevators are being refurbished. Two have been completed and are fully operating. Work on remaining two is still in progress. 


Library 8th floor 

New group study rooms are now complete on the Library’s 8th floor. These new study areas feature glass front walls and doors to improve sightlines and safety. Double glazed glass and sound insulation has been added to ensure limited noise transmission between rooms. All rooms have accessible doors and interiors and are equipped with monitors, white glass boards, and improved lighting. Thermal insulation has been added along the perimeter walls to reduce heat loss during colder months.

In addition to these new state-of-the art study rooms, new furniture will be installed in the individual open study areas. There is new carpet throughout the floor.


Library 6th and 7th floors

New furniture alert! Individual study “pods” are here! These semi-private study seats have replaced many of the dated study carrels. Pods are complete with charging modules and soft seating. 


Library 4th floor

Status: Under construction – 4th Floor Quiet Study area unavailable at this time

The Library is expanding and revamping the 4th floor quiet study space. This natural light filled area will add additional academic study space seating which can be transformed and repurposed for Library programming and workshops. A fabulous new showcase Special Collections area and reading room will also be included in the renovation. 


Ronald D. Besse Information and Learning Commons

The Ronald D. Besse Information and Learning Commons is now open! New floor installed and computer stations are back in place.


Refresh Project: Floors 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 

New flooring and paint has refreshed floors 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10!


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