No. The main floor will be entirely closed to the public and staff during the renovations. This is a necessary closure to ensure that the project is completed by its firm deadline of fall term.
The main floor will be closing in early May. It will remain closed until the fall when renovations are completed.
Yes, library staff anticipate keeping the rest of the library open during the renovations.
Services regularly available on the main floor will be accomodated elsewhere. See our services page for details.
The temporary entrance will be located on the west side of the building, opposite Needles Hall.
Yes, the temporary entrance will have a ramp and interior doors equipped for wheelchair access.
Browsers will not be open or relocated during the renovations. The nearest coffee shop is the Tim Horton’s located in the lower level of the Modern Languages building.
Some furniture will be used to replace older furniture in other public areas. Other furniture is being sent to the UW Central Stores for sale in the upcoming surplus sales.
The main floor will be closed for the entirety of the renovations, beginning at the start of May with a projected completion date of mid to late September.
The study rooms are needed to accommodate office space for main-floor staff during the renovations.