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Spring 2019 Updates

August 2019

360 Tour

May 2019
On May 29th through May 31st 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 3rd, 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 28th and go through May 9th. 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 4th and go through May 8th 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 1st through May 2nd from 8:30AM - Midnight, May 3rd from 8:30AM - 5:00PM, May 5th from Noon - 8:00PM, May 6th from 8:30AM - 8:00PM, and May 7th 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