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    University of the Pacific Libraries

    University Library
    3601 Pacific Avenue
    Stockton, CA 95211

    Renovation Updates

    December 2019
    We are well on our way to wrap up renovation of the 2nd and 3rd floors in January 2020. New light fixtures and fire sprinklers have been installed and painting was completed. Carpet installation will begin during the week of December 30th and furniture is expected to arrive in early January. The café (Starbucks) construction has begun and is expected to be completed in March 2020. 

    Students will be able to use the newly opened sections by late January, when the library will welcome them with a student event. Details of the welcome event will be made available in January. 

    The library appreciates all 104 suggestions and comments that students provided via two feedback boxes on the first and second floors, web form, email, or in-person. We responded to them and look forward to a continued conversation with students about their expectations and space needs. Thank you for your recent positive feedback. Your comments are helping us make the library a better space to study, learn and create. We look forward to sharing the renovated spaces with you when they reopen in January.  

    Reading Commons Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space
    Reading Commons Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space

    Enjoy an updated 360 tour of the completed, renovated spaces on the 1st and 2nd floors.

    360 Tour

    November 2019
    The library continues to make renovation progress and is expected to be completed in January 2020.

    Phase I and Phase 2 Timeline

    In Phase I, 42,059 gross square feet of the library space was renovated. In Phase II, there will be an additional
    19,308 gross square feet of renovated space. 
    This includes:  This includes:
     Innovation Commons 
    • The Cube, 360 Studio, Digital Wall, X Bays, and
    Experimental Exhibit Space
     Reading Commons on 2nd floor 
    • 9 Study Rooms
    • Variety of study spaces/furniture

     Learning Commons 
    • Group Study Rooms, Computers/Printers, Leisure Reading &
    Children Collections, Individual and Group Seating, and
    Living Room

    Academic Commons
    • Student Academic Support Hub (Academic Support
    Librarians, Student  Writing Center, General Academic Tutoring, 
    Math Skills Program, Student Athlete Study Hall) and
    Center for Teaching and Learning

     Deep Quiet Study Space on 3rd floor

     Multi-Faith Prayer and Meditation Space

    Number of Seats
    Sept. 9, 2019 343
    Sept. 20, 2019 412
    Sept. 25, 2019
    Oct. 8, 2019 471
    Nov. 1, 2019
    Jan. 2020 629*

    First Week of School
    We look forward to welcoming the campus community into the renovated 1st floor and 2nd floor west wing. Students, staff and faculty can use both north (the new Vertical Village) and south (Brubeck Way) entrances.

    This re-opening signals the conclusion of Phase One. Simultaneously, we are initiating Phase Two, which closes the 3rd floor and 2nd floor east wing for the fall semester. Phase Three – a Starbucks café – is in design development. View images of the newly renovated spaces below and plan to come by soon to see these beautiful new spaces for yourself:

    Students discussing about furniture for the library Student highlight a library design image Staff reviews sticky notes about library design
    Students discussing about furniture for the library Student highlight a library design image Staff reviews sticky notes about library design

    More new furniture will be arriving in the upcoming months. 64 high chairs will be arriving on Friday, September 6th. Furniture for the Cook Family Children's Literature Collection, located on the 1st floor, will be arriving in early October.

    The library is also extending its operating hours in an effort to accommodate student feedback, view hours below:

    Library Hours
    Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 1:45 am*
    Friday 7:30 am - 8:45 pm*
    Saturday 9:00 am - 8:45 pm*
    Sunday 9:00 am - 1:45 am*
    *Pacific card swipe is required for entry after 6pm.

    August 2019

    360 Tour

    May 2019
    On May 29 th through May 31 st there will be a crane staged and a truckload of steel in and around the Main Entrance to the Library, where the fountain is located, to begin rebuilding the front entrance. The area will be secured and delineated for safety purposes. The concrete and asphalt site work is expected to be completed by June 3 rd, 2019.

    April 2019
    Construction is in full swing at the library. The first floor, which includes Innovative Commons and Learning Commons, is expected to be completed by July 2019.  The focus will then shift toward construction of the Reading Commons and Academic Commons on the second floor. Catch a glimpse of construction progress in three formats below (images, video, and 360 tour).

    During spring finals, the Alumni House will host additional study space for students. It will start on April 28 th and go through May 9 th. The hours will be from 8:00PM - 2:00 AM in the Board of Regents room. Students can access this space via swipe card access from the west side of the building.

    Pacific Recreation is offering their group fitness room, the Stripe Studio, in the Baun Fitness Center to create additional study space for students. This space will be closed off to the rest of the fitness center so that there will be minimal noise distractions. It will start on May 4 th and go through May 8 th during Baun Fitness Center open hours at 10:00AM - 6:00PM (Saturday - Sunday) and 6:00AM - 9:00PM (Monday - Wednesday). Open to all Baun Fitness Center student members. Students can access the space via swipe card access from the front desk.

    More additional space is being provided at Sears Hall in the Morris Chapel for students. Sponsored by the Religious and Spiritual Life. It will start on May 1 st through May 2 nd from 8:30AM - Midnight, May 3 rd from 8:30AM - 5:00PM, May 5 th from Noon - 8:00PM, May 6 th from 8:30AM - 8:00PM, and May 7 th from 8:30AM - Midnight. The space will include large tables and couches. Free coffee, tea, and snacks will also be provided.

    Library Renovation Coming Soon Signage

    Students discussing about furniture for the library Student highlight a library design image Staff reviews sticky notes about library design



    360 Tour

    January 2019
    The first phase of the library construction has begun and will last throughout the Spring & Summer semesters. Pardon our dust and the noise. First floor is closed. Ear plugs and noise-cancelling headphones are available at the Ask Us desk, 2nd floor.

    Please use the South entrance of the Library, located on Dave Brubeck Way, to access library services and departments which are now on the Second Floor, Third Floor and Garden Level.

    To locate specific departments, see revised floor directory.

    Online resources and online services are still available through the library  website including e-books, e-journals, and publisher databases. Library chat will also be available 24/7 through  Ask a Librarian, and library materials can be  renewed online. 

    You can contact the library by email or by phone (209) 946-2431. For ADA assistance into the library, please call (209) 932-3317.

    Further renovation detail could be found on the Library Renovation webpage.

    Library Renovation Coming Soon Signage

    Virtual Tour of Library Construction