RENOVATIONS UPDATE: Learn What’s Happening Next at Dana

As preparations for library renovations continue, here are some dates to keep in mind when using the library.

What has happened so far:

  • The books have been removed from the library but are still available by request.
  • Shelving has been dismantled. Most recently, the compact shelving in the north rear section of the library has been taken apart. The pieces are being stored in the library temporarily.
  • Furniture from the middle rear section of the library has been moved and HVAC work is underway in this area.
  • NEW! Dana has a new study area created from a space at the north end of the library. Follow the signs!
  • NEW! The Brickyard quiet study area is now open as an alternative place for studying.

Timeline of what is to come:

Dec 19: Construction of a demountable wall system will begin. This will consist of a wall to the right of the New Books shelf in the middle rear of the library, and another wall just past the Document Delivery/ Interlibrary Loan Office in the south rear section of the library. The section between these two walls will be the future quiet study area. This process is expected to take three days. The walls will be glass with chair rails and baseboards with power and outlets every 6 feet. Also at this time, demountable walls will be used to construct a new group study room next to the current small group study rooms at the far south rear section of the library.
Jan 3: This is the target date for the furniture to be moved into the new quiet study area.
Jan 30: Construction begins on the wall at the north end of the library that will divide Dana from the Teaching Academy and the Larner College of Medicine Technology Services.
Feb 8 – May 5: Primary time of Construction

Questions about renovations? Contact Marianne Burke, Director of the Dana Medical Library, at 656-3483.

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