Areas of Construction

NOTICE: Exterior stone work is being done from 4pm to midnight, Monday through Friday. This work is noisy and will be disruptive to some patrons. Quieter study areas can be found on the lower floors, particularly B and C in the northern sections of the building. This work will continue through the end of the month.

After almost a decade, the Firestone renovation project is a few months from completion! We’re nearing the end of Phase 6, the final phase of the renovation of over 400,000 square feet of the Firestone Library. This last phase is transforming the remainder of 1st floor, providing six new private group study rooms and an active and flexible study area with mobile white boards and digital panel technology. There will also be additional study tables within a wall of books and some soft seating areas in the mix.  The lobby service points are currently being installed, and the original hardwood floors will be refinished over fall break. The Trustee Reading room is closed for life safety updates and new windows.

The contractors are currently working on the northern half of the 1948 building, from the Northwest Stair to the former Administration Suite and former Scheide Library. Please use this opportunity to visit the newly opened B and C Floors of the 1971 addition.  The west atrium and the north atrium that houses the Scribner Library are now open and offer light filled spaces with new lighting, furniture and finishes.  Many graduate study rooms have opened on both floors on the west side, and Jefferson Papers has their new home on C Floor, C-1-L.

Please refer to the renovation floor plans on this site for more information.  If you have any questions about the asbestos abatement project, please contact Robert Ortego, Environmental Compliance Manager, at or at 258-1841.

General hours of construction are M-F from 6am to 3pm. The most disruptive noise is scheduled be completed by 10:00am daily.