Schaffer Library will be closed beginning March 20 to move operations to the new wing of the building during spring break. The library will reopen in full operation on Monday, March 30, according to Cara Molyneaux, associate librarian and acting systems librarian.
“Starting the first day of classes following spring break, access to the building will be through a temporary door opposite Alumni Gymnasium,” said Molyneaux. This entrance will be vehicular and handicapped accessible. Stairs at the north side of the construction site will provide a direct pedestrian route from the center of campus to the library.
Beginning March 30, Special Collections will reopen and all computer services will be available in the new wing. The circulation desk will be temporarily located just inside the new entrance, and the reference door will be located along the western wall of the new wing. Study carrels and other furniture will be available for
During spring break, workers will move all contents of the 1961 building as well as some of the off-site materials into the new wing. “We will be using space somewhat creatively since we will have only half of our total completed space,” said
Work has already begun on the basement and fourth floor levels of the 1961 building and renovation of the remainder of the old building will begin as soon as it is vacated. The project is on schedule for completion in the fall of 1998.Read More