Renovations - Frequently Asked Questions

Renovation-related Questions and Answers

Questions regarding Library Services.

Questions regarding the noise level.

Where can I find...?

Why are you renovating this space?

 

Library Services:

  • Can I still come to the library?
    • Yes, absolutely!  We will remain open during the renovations.
  • Will the hours of operation change during the renovation?
  • Will all library services still be available (ILL, consultations, etc.)
    • Yes!  We are working hard to make sure that our services continue and have as little disruption as possible.
  • Will library classes still be offered during the renovation?
  • Will the 24/7 room still be available?
    • Yes!  The 24/7 room is still accessible.

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Noise Level:

  • How loud will the actual construction work get?
    • The noise levels will vary throughout this timeframe.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Will the work take place during certain hours of the day?  Certain days of the week?
    • The work is scheduled to take place early on weekday mornings, and will wrap up around 3pm.  Every effort will be made to keep the library at the usual volume during weekdays from 3pm to close, as well as the weekends.
  • Are there other places on campus to study if the noise level gets too loud?  Are folks from the medical campus allowed to use these resources?
  • Are there still designated quiet spaces?
    • The Morse Reading Room is still designated as quiet study zone. You will also find more quiet study on the lower levels of the library.
  • Are there still places to have quiet conversations or meetings?
    • Quiet conversations are permitted in the Historical Library. Louder conversation is welcomed across from the circulation desk and in the foyer just outside the library. If you need a more private space to hold a conversation or meeting, you may reserve one of these conference rooms
  • Can we borrow noise-canceling headphones at the circulation desk?
    • Unfortunately, we do not have noise-canceling headphones available.  We do, however, have plenty of earplugs on hand.

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Where can I find...?

  • View our Library Renovation Map here!
  • Where are the computers?
    • There are computers on the first floor of the Morse Reading Room and in the 24/7 Room.  We also have four non-login computers available in front of the Circulation Desk, and six more outside of the Walk-In Computer Support Center at the Sterling Hall of Medicine (WCS-SHM).
  • Where are the printers?
    • There are printing stations at the Circulation Desk, in the 24/7 room, and outside of the WCS-SHM.
  • Where are the 3-day reserve books?
    • The 3-day reserve books are on the Basement level. For assistance, please follow the signs, ask at the circulation/information desk or view our Library Renovation Map here.
  • How do I get to the Cushing Center? To the WCS-SHM?
    • There is signage available, but please do ask for assistance at the circulation/information desk or view our Library Renovation Map here. Elevator access is still available.
  • Where is the Information Desk?
    • The Information Desk services are available next to the Circulation Desk.
  • Where should we go for help with computer or printing problems?
    • Please feel free to stop by the Circulation/Information Desk for assistance.
  • How do I find the bathrooms?
    • There are restrooms available just outside the library entrance and in the Basement level.
  • Where is the Wellness and Self-Care Space?
  • Where can I find the statistical/writing consultants?
    • The consultants are now meeting patrons in the Gordon Consultation room, across from the circulation desk. Stat Lab consultants are often available on Tuesday afternoons at 3, but please do check the StatLab's schedule to confirm. Graduate Writing Consultations resume on September 10 and you may schedule one through the Center for Teaching and Learning website

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Why are you renovating this space?

  • What is the goal of this project?
    • The library renovations will create a team-based learning classroom, eight newly created rooms for small group learning and independent study, an expanded studio for video production of learning materials, and an enhanced information commons equipped with 30 computing workstations. The spaces are designed for flexible use and incorporate technologies that support our curriculum and accommodate individual study preferences. We exitedly await the outcome of this project which will greatly benefit YSM and the broader community of CWML users. Please see the message from Dean Richard Belitsky about the renovation goals for more about this project.  
  • When will the renovations be finished?  How long will the construction take?
    • The project is expected to be completed in Spring 2019.

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