Summer access to Leyburn Library’s Lower Level 4

The Leyburn Library renovation project to construct CARPE begins this summer with the installation of compact shelving on Lower Level 4. During this period (May 20-August 2019), access to Leyburn Lower Level 4, and the books currently housed there, will be unavailable.

The library staff is dedicated to working with our users to make this process as easy as possible. Below is a list of important details concerning summer activities. Full access to the library collection should be restored before school starts in September. After the installation of compact shelving, study carrels, tables and other furnishings will be placed on Lower Level 4. For questions, please contact John Tombarge, the Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham University Librarian.

Schedule of renovation

  • May 20, 2019: Lower Level 4 closes to all public access. The entry/exit doors on Lower Level 4 will be inaccessible throughout the summer months.
  • June and July 2019: Compact shelving on Lower Level 4 will be installed. This shelving will eventually house bound journals, government documents, and selected reference items.
  • August 2019: Leyburn Library’s collection will be physically shifted to account for the move of bound journals, government documents and selected reference works to Lower Level 4; i.e., call number groupings on specific floors may change to create an easily navigable collection.
  • Fall 2019: Part of Lower Level 2 will be closed for the construction of new offices for the library’s Collection Services department. These offices need to be relocated from Lower Level 1 as part of the CARPE renovation.
  • January 2020: Much of Lower Level 1 will be closed to construct CARPE, which is scheduled to open in January 2021. Special Collections & Archives will remain open and easily accessible during this time.

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