The Gardner-Harvey Library has been undergoing a slow metamorphosis during this academic year, and the pace of our change is about to speed up. Here is how your library experience may be affected as we complete Spring Semester and enter the summer.
Beginning on May 16th, a temporary wall will be constructed to separate the book stacks, the InfoDesk, and our public computer area from the renovation zone. By the start of Fall Semester, eight study rooms, a new TEC Lab makerspace, and four staff offices will be added in the zone. By November, a new elevator will be in place.
For the summer, however, the library will be much smaller in size, and we will not have an elevator in service. You will have full access to our collection, our computers, deliveries of library materials from Miami University and OhioLINK libraries, and assistance from the library staff. We will be able to schedule the GRD 111 computer lab for your use, but STAR Lounges 1 and 2 will not be available as they are being used for temporary staff offices and storage.
Most of the library will be fully open and furnished between now and the Thursday of Finals Week. Starting on May 6th, the STAR Lounges will begin to be occupied by library staff. On May 12th, we will begin the final move of furniture out of the renovation zone.
During Finals Week, the library staff will provide free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, and mints for your enjoyment as you study. Check our library hours page and note our special Saturday study hours on May 7th and our upcoming summer hours.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. Thank you for putting up with our growing pains!