It has been a long, noisy, and dusty summer in the library, but we have great things to show for it. The construction is almost done on most of first floor. We have a new quiet study room, and the new Special Collections space is almost ready. We expect new furniture to be arriving over the next two weeks, and we’ll begin moving books from temporary storage into Special Collections in the next few days. Here are some photos of the renovated first floor spaces.
Putting the final touches on the new first floor quiet study room.
The new Special Collections reading room and classroom, looking from the South end of the room out to the stairway. Note the large windows and the cubby spaces for storing bags on the left of the photo.
Workspace for student workers, archival processing, and other tasks in the new Special Collections area.
We have both compact shelving and standard shelving in the collections storage area of Special Collections. Now that the shelving is in, we can start moving materials soon!
The new HVAC system for Special Collections, which provides the proper temperature and humidity control for our materials.