Access to Book Collections While High-Density Shelving Installed

Newman Library Book StacksThe fourth floor of the Newman Library is currently inaccessible due to a shelving modernization project.  Library staff will retrieve items in the F – N call number range.

Users may request that books be held at the circulation desk for pickup by:

  • using OneSearch on the library’s home page to identify the book in the catalog;
  • selecting the Baruch copy and clicking “request”.
  • Note: Books will be paged from the stacks at least once daily and placed on hold.

The stationary shelving on the fourth floor is being replaced with mobile high-density shelving that will create additional seating areas for students and consolidate the collections for easier access.  This project follows the Library’s facilities master plan, which guides changes to the Library space to accommodate the needs of our students.  Status reports on the project and the timeline will be posted below.  While the hard copy books are unavailable, Baruch users will still have access to hundreds of thousands of e-books that the Library holds in its digital collections.  In addition, Baruch students, faculty and staff may contact the library to obtain items that are not currently owned.

Update 6/4/2021:

The large tables on the fourth floor have been removed to make room for the compact shelving and the books are being packed for storage.Library Books Packed for StorageLibrary books packed fro storage








Update 7/19/2021:

The installation of the track for the mobile high-density shelving has begun.  The date for the completion of the project has been revised to  September 30, 2021.

Update 9/8/2021

The installation on the south side of the 4th floor is almost complete and work has begun on the north side.

Compact shelving with books







Update: 09/15/2021

The north side is finished and the books from the 4th floor have been consolidated on that side.  The removal of the south side legacy stacks is now underway.

mobile shelving on fourth floor







Library 4th floor with shelving removed