More renovations are underway at the Hodges Library. Library users will soon encounter an entirely new look as they exit the elevators onto the upper floors. In the meantime, we ask our patrons to excuse the noise and disruption.
The open seating areas in the central corridors of the stacks floors — floors 3 through 6 — are receiving a facelift. The central aisles will soon have more electrical outlets, improved lighting, and new digital signs.
Upgrades also include new security features: cameras, emergency phones, and open sightlines in the central aisles. These improvements are part of the Libraries’ efforts to better support 24-hour access to the stacks. During the fall and spring semesters, all floors of the Hodges Library are open 24 hours, Sunday through Friday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. We are opening and improving spaces in the central corridor of each floor to give students more opportunities to study where they can see and be seen by other students rather than having to find a remote corner for lack of a seat or an electrical outlet.
Visitors to the library this week may need to seek alternate routes as they wander around the upper floors: we’re laying new carpeting in the central aisles. Please bear with us. Better things are coming!