Areas of Construction

Summer Projects


The former RIS area has moved to the first floor. The public service librarian’s offices are located in the reference area outside of the De Long room. The computers from that area are now located to the right as you enter the Trustee Reading Room.

The northwest stair has been closed to A Floor. The Industrial Relations section and the Microforms Service area have alternative pathways to get to their locations. Please use the main elevators or the main stair to A Floor and follow signs.

Books on B Floor are shifting to prepare for the 2nd part of Phase 3. Bookfinders are located at the B Floor elevator lobby if you need assistance. The Circulation desk can also offer assistance.

Scaffold will be constructed at the front entrance and the east door entrance will be closed. This work is expected to last approximately one week.

(8/18) The 3rd Floor Reading Room, chapel side, is closed for an art installation. The room is expected to reopen later this afternoon.

Ongoing construction information:

The southwest areas of B and C Floors, and the northwest area of A Floor are part of Phase 3. The tower is also being renovated, and should open to our patrons in September. Please note the following:

  • C Floor – Construction partitions are in place and the mechanical, electrical and plumbing work is ongoing in the work area. New air handling units will be delivered and lifted with a crane for access into the building on Saturday mornings in August.
  • B Floor – Books have been moved from the southwest corner of B Floor and contractors are removing existing shelving. Expect some disruptive noise from this work. Additional construction partitions will be installed and new traffic patterns will be in place.
  • A Floor – Contractors are working installing ductwork and other services in the ceiling area, which houses the majority of the building systems for the A, B, and C Floors. Expect drilling and other construction noise from this area.
  • Stair #5 – Access to A Floor from the Trustee Reading Room only
  • Loading dock entrance - There will be increased activity at the loading dock, please use caution when using this entrance!

General Information:

  • Original bathrooms on the west side of the A,B, and C floors are now permanently closed. New bathrooms are located off the elevator lobby on all floors.
  • Note: General hours of construction are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.