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Upgrades and detours in the Libraries, summer 2009

When September arrives, the Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick and Piscataway will feature a number of improvements that allow us to better serve users needs, enhance building appearances, and better ensure safety.

Upgrades underway include the installation of new carpet in the Alexander Library and the Kilmer Library, upgrading the fire-safety sprinkler system throughout the Alexander Library, the introduction of a new reference desk in Alexander library, and repair and reinforcement of the front entrance walkway of the Douglass Library.

To accommodate these new features, the following changes in service will be instituted in the Libraries.

Alexander Library
June 29-August 12 Reference room and corridor to elevators nearby (AKA 'Old Wing' elevators) will be closed; temporary reference desk located in lobby; reference collection and Alexander Library Administration office (1st floor) unavailable.
July 14-August 10 Graduate reading room (3rd floor) closed; no access to graduate computer lab, graduate carrels, and English/Social Science collection.
August 3 Elevator to 2nd floor corridor by East Asian Library (in 'New Wing') unavailable; access by stairwell only.
August 3-10 Atrium, study lounge, Imaging Services, and Distributed Technical Services offices closed to public; Current periodicals and microforms room accessible by stairwell only; public printing in undergraduate reading room only.
August 7-10 Libraries Administration office suite (3rd floor) closed.
August 14-21 Undergraduate reading room and adjacent corridors (1st floor) closed; temporary circulation desk - location to be determined; elevators (in 'New Wing') unavailable; undergraduate computer lab and copiers closed.
Alexander reference closed until Wednesday, August 26
Undergraduate reading room closed until Friday, August 28
Douglass Library
June 4-July 31 Main entrance closed; access to building available through the entrance on the north side of the building (close to the Music Library).
Kilmer Library
July 17-26 1st floor closed; access to building only through entrance across from Tillet Hall; circulation desk and reference desk relocated to Media services, on lower level; public computers available only in lower level; public printing and copying not available; no access to reference collection, career collection, or periodicals.
July 27-31 2nd floor closed; no on-site access to books stored on second floor; requests via Rutgers Delivery Service for books in this area may be delayed.
July 31-Aug. 6 No access to Media Center collections. Previously booked items for pickup at other locations and media Reserves in the Douglass Library will continue to be available. But all on-site user services and other access to collections will be suspended for this period.
Lower level closed; no access to Media Services or public computers on lower level.

Please note that all dates are approximate, based on current work schedules. Closure dates are subject to change or extension as needed.

We are sorry for any inconvenience these anticipated closures present to our users.

Posted June 16, 2009; June 23, 2009; July 27, 2009; July 29, 2009; July 30, 2009; August 24, 2009