Repairs and improvements to Atkins Library will start on Thursday, December 14 and will affect floors 5 through ten. The work is being done to replace lights, ceilings, piping, valves, controls and HVAC VAV boxes on these floors. Public access to floors 5 through 8 will be restricted beginning next Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.
Patrons should request items through the library’s catalog and will be notified when those items are available to be picked up from the hold shelf. Access Services staff will retrieve items for patrons at least twice a day. Please allow 24 hours for requested items to be retrieved.
The Special Collections and University Archives Dalton Reading Room and the quiet study area on the tenth floor will be largely inaccessible during the renovations. Please contact Lolita Rowe at 7-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org for access to rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections materials by appointment. Instruction services with special collections will also be accommodated.
To compensate for the inaccessible quiet study areas on the tower floors, the 3rd floor and the west side of the 2nd floor (closest to the SAC) will be designated for quiet study during this project. The current study areas on the ground floor (compact shelving room) and 1st floor (graduate/quiet study room) will also be available. The improvements are expected to be completed by mid-semester. Atkins will provide updates as the work progresses.