Library users will notice that several areas of the book stacks on the third floor have been temporarily closed for construction. During September a work crew will be drilling in the ceiling above these areas to analyze the load strength of the floor above. We would like to install high density shelving on the fourth floor to allow us to increase space for student seating. The plastic enclosures around the drilling locations will prevent plaster and dust from spreading across the library. The actual drilling is scheduled for late in the evening to minimize disruption to our users.
Library users who need any books or bound periodicals from an area that is closed should inquire at the circulation desk on the second floor. Please do not enter aisles that are roped off with caution tape.
The idea to install high-density shelving emerged from planning discussions with students and faculty. During that process it was very clear that increasing the seating capacity of the library is a high priority.
We regret the inconvenience that this work may cause during this month, but we expect that library users will appreciate the benefits that result.