Timeline

Revised August 2012

June 2013: construction begins on 1st floor renovation. Logistics will dictate what will come first: learning commons, lobby renovation, or coffee shop installation. The new Learning Commons will probably open in Spring 2014.

Major weeding of the print collection will begin summer of 2012 and continue through 2016. This is an ambitious undertaking but is necessary to make room for repurposed learning spaces (both group study and individual study) throughout the library.

2014: The Collaboratory will be cleared out to make room for the LRC, and construction will start on the new LRC space. The LRC will move into the Oviatt Library by Fall 2014 or perhaps even earlier. The Library will retain a small portion of the Collaboratory (about 35-40 computers).

2014-2015: Expansion of Special Collections into the core of the 2nd floor.

2015: Group study rooms and collaborative learning spaces will be constructed in the 4th Floor core. Minor renovations will take place in the West Wing 4th floor (Technical Services).

2016: Group study rooms and collaborative learning spaces will be constructed in the 2nd and 3rd Floor core.