Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Third Floor Phase 1 Stacks Area Ceiling Work Completed, Onward to Phase 2

The contractor for the 5th and 6th floor construction project has completed the installation of the fire suppression (sprinkler) system over the book shelves in the northwest quadrant of the library's 3rd floor. Plastic sheeting in this Phase 1 area of the 3rd floor stacks has now been completely removed.

Crews today began to cover the books stacks in the Phase II area, which is the southwest quadrant and the area that houses music books and scores.  Overall, the sprinkler installation project on the 3rd floor is proceeding roughly on schedule, with exceptions.

Library users will still be able to check out books from the covered stacks in the Phase 2 area on the 3rd floor by using the "Make a Request" feature in the online library catalog, with the standard 24-hour (weekdays) turnaround provided for access to materials in other restricted areas such as our off-site facility. These requests can also be made directly, in-person, at the Circulation Desk in the Learning Commons on the library's 1st floor. Access to the covered books will be restricted to library staff. After Phase 2 the project will proceed to Phase 3 in the southeast quadrant of the floor, probably sometime around Aug. 4.

For much more information on the work in this area and on the construction project overall see the library's construction blog

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