Areas of Construction


Welcome back students!

General Information

The Firestone renovation is reached its half-way point! We have just started Phase 4 of a total of six phases. Phase 4 is one of the most complex phases of the project, and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016. When complete, the original 1948 building will be almost fully renovated with the exception of the first floor. The majority of the construction work in Phase 4 occurs on the A, B, and C Floors, with miscellaneous work in the former Rare Books and Special Collection Gallery. There is also ongoing major maintenance work on the roof of the Trustee Reading Room.

The completion of Phase 4 will provide a new home for the Digital Humanities Center located on the B Floor. Rare Books and Special Collections will have their new home on C Floor, with their reception area viewable through a glass partition from the B Floor at the elevator lobby. The Video Library has moved to Firestone and is currently located in B-3J.

As part of Phase 4, the long atrium has closed. Please visit the other atriums on the C Floor, and also newly renovated spaces on A, 2nd, and 3rd Floors.

Roof and parapet work along the perimeter of the Trustee Reading Room will be ongoing for the next couple of months. Expect disruptive noise from this work.

General hours of construction are daily from 6am to 3pm. Most disruptive noise is scheduled to be completed by 10:00am daily.

Asbestos Abatement – There is asbestos abatement projects currently on the A and B Floor. If you have any questions regarding asbestos abatement in Firestone, please contact Robert Ortega, Environmental Compliance Manager, at or call 258-1841.