Library Renovation Update: 3rd Floor Collection Relocated to Science Library During Renovation

A shot from outside the Science Library
Photo by Jonathan Cohen

The Libraries would like to provide recent updated information regarding the Bartle Library renovation project. The Bartle Library will be undergoing a renovation of the 3rd floor beginning in summer 2021 until its anticipated completion in 2024. As previously reported, the 3rd floor collection will need to be relocated for the duration of the construction phases.

The original plan was to relocate the collection to a new Collection Management Facility off-campus. The relocation would have precluded faculty and students from browsing the material, but it would, nevertheless, have allowed readers to request material and have it delivered within 24 hours. However, based on feedback from faculty, students, and staff we have decided to relocate the third floor collection to the basement of the Science Library  This is in recognition of the importance of the collection particularly to faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences.  It is fully supported by the Libraries and University Administration.

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