Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Law Library Construction Update

Construction has begun, and progress will be reported here from time to time. Above is a floorplan for the first floor law library expansion, which we expect to open to staff and patrons toward November, 2008. The new first floor will consist of a large reading room, seating about 100, with nearby circulation and reference areas, as well as more efficient technical service staff space, on the left of this drawing.

There will be two restrooms on this floor, near the elevator, and the circular stairs shown in the left hand middle of this drawing will be used to travel from the first floor down to the plaza and basement levels.

Once the first floor is complete, we will move, and the plaza level will be closed for its upgrade. The plaza area office space, behind what is now the Circulation Desk, will be replaced with about 73 student carrels. The plaza, and therefore the entire law library, should be completed by late December, 2008.