The Library's Major Renovation is Almost Complete

This summer, the library went through the largest renovation of its history, and while we are almost there, we still have a few things to attend to. Over the coming weeks, you may notice some extra noise as we finish perfecting our upgraded spaces. We ask that you be patient and understanding in this time of transition and new growth. For those who would like earplugs, they are available on the first floor and on the lower level.

The second floor and the lower level are open for use, yet there is still some work being done. As we continue to work on our new spaces, it is likely that there will be some extra noise, please know that we are working to limit the noise as much as possible. The lower level in the upcoming weeks will be noisier than usual as we are working to reshelve our collections. 

There are still some materials on the lower level that will need to be retrieved by library staff. If you require assistance retrieving material from the lower level, please contact the Ask Us Desk and they will arrange to have the material brought up for you. Please be advised that this process can take up to 24-hours.

Archival & Special Collections, which used to be fully situated on the lower level, will remain closed until later this fall. For more information about this, please visit the Archival & Special Collections page. 

In the coming weeks we will continue to power study carrels and replace older furniture with new furniture. We apologize for the disruption that this work may cause—but we can assure you that it will be well worth the wait and that this will be over soon! 

This renovation has been a great undertaking and was much needed. We hope to have the majority of the work done within the next few weeks.  

To stay up-to-date on library renovations continue to check our website, and follow us on social media.

 

If you have any questions about the renovation, please contact:

Kelly Bertrand, Chair, Library Building Committee 
(519) 824-4120 x 53359
kbertran@uoguelph.ca (email address)

Kirk Sprague, Manager, Library Facilities 
(519) 824-4120 x 53602
ksprague@uoguelph.ca (email address)

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