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Behind-the-scenes peek at the CWML renovation

Nov 15, 2018

The renovation is well underway! Demolition is completed, however that doesn’t mean the end of the noise. Be sure to grab a pair of earplugs at the circulation desk if you need them. The progress may not look like much now, but trust us, there will be beautiful and useful spaces come June. In the meantime, enjoy a behind-the-scenes peek at what is going on behind those renovation barriers.    The former information room has been gutted and is slowing becoming a flexible 125-seat teaching and... Read More

Demolition Begins!

Sep 11, 2018

Renovation partition walls have been built throughout the library and construction is officially underway! The library has been lucky so far in the noise department, however expect a large uptick in the overall construction noise during the weeks of September 17 and 24. Demolition will begin and construction noise will inevitably be disruptive in certain parts of the library. Construction ends before 3pm daily, so if you need some peace and quiet to study, try us in the evening. Apologies in... Read More

Construction Begins!!

Aug 29, 2018

At last!  Wednesday, August 29th, construction begins.  The first item on the agenda is partition installation, which separates the library from the areas under renovation.  It will be noisy and disruptive at times during the coming months.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Complimentary pairs of earplugs available at the Circulation Desk.        

Reno-relocation

Aug 9, 2018

If you haven't stopped by the library recently you may notice that things are a bit...  different.  We have optimized the spaces that will not be part of the renovation project for your comfort and convenience.  What does that mean for you?  Can you still access the all-important things the library offers, such as study materials, computers...  the bathrooms?  Of course you can!  Here we have a map of the layout of the library during the renovations (click this link to view the map as a .PDF... Read More

Furniture Moving

Aug 2, 2018

We will be moving furniture on Friday the 3rd, Monday the 6th, and Tuesday the 7th from 7:30am to 3pm.  The movers will be transferring furniture from all parts of the library as we wrap up our preparations for renovation. Expect disruptions, possible room closures, and lots of activity during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience.                        

Day One of Furniture Move...

Jul 30, 2018

Day One of furniture moves is in the books...  and we are gearing up for Day Two, tomorrow, the 31st!                 As always, we are grateful for your patience, and apologize for the noise as we move forward with the renovations.

Renovation prep begins Monday, July 30th

Jul 26, 2018

Beginning Monday, July 30, you will notice an increase in noise and disruption at the Cushing/Whitney Medical library as work begins to prepare the space for the renovation project. On Monday, the Information Desk and staff will be relocated to the Circulation Desk area at the front of the library. Also on Monday, movers will be on site to relocate and remove furniture in advance of construction.  They will be moving tables and other furniture throughout all floors of the library.  These moves... Read More

Noise Alert for Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th

Jul 13, 2018

Workers will be in the library this afternoon and tomorrow to install additional electrical service in preparation for the renovation project.  This work will take place near the four pillars on the E-level next to the book stacks.  This work may be noisy and library users may want to seek other space in the library during this time. The work is slated to take place today (Friday, 7/13) from 4pm until approximately 10pm and tomorrow (Saturday, 7/14) from 7am to 3pm.  We apologize for this... Read More

The Betsey Cushing Study Rooms

Jul 3, 2018

As the countdown towards renovations ticks down, you unfortunately will no longer be able to reserve a study room in the basement of the library.  Because we know these study rooms will have to be closed in the very near future, we decided it was best to end the capability to reserve the rooms online now, since future reservations may end up having to be cancelled. The good news is that the rooms are still available on a first come, first served basis, until such time where the area is closed... Read More

New Home for Three-Day Reserve Materials

Jun 13, 2018

The three-day reserve materials have been relocated one floor below the information room (E17).  This important collection will remain there for the duration of the renovation. Please ask a staff member for assistance if you have any questions.