How to Request Books During Atkins' Infrastructure Project

Repairs and improvements to Atkins Library are underway and affect floors 5 through ten. Public access to floors 5 through 8 is restricted. Patrons should request items through the library‚Äôs 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 for access to rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections materials by appointment. Instruction services with special collections will also be accommodated.

Atkins has created a video to help explain the process to request and access materials from the Library during the closure of the tower floors:

To compensate for the inaccessible quiet study areas on the tower floors, the 3rd floor and the east side of the 2nd floor (the glass-enclosed room) will be designated for quiet study during this project. The current graduate/quiet study rooms on the ground and 1st floors will also be available. The work is being done to replace lights, ceilings, piping, valves, controls and HVAC VAV boxes on these floors, and is expected to be completed by mid-semester.  Atkins will provide updates as the work progresses.