Gorgas Library Core Support, Phase II

Gorgas Library Core Support, Phase II is scheduled to begin Monday, March 13th.  This project will address deferred maintenance needs and install core infrastructure to support future development in coordination with the University Libraries Master Plan.   The interior scope includes new mechanical and fire pump rooms to house the new campus central thermal connection interface for hot and chilled water and fire water service. A new electrical room will provide a service feed to the new main switchboard in the building. A stairwell conversion will provide area inside the building for the new data, electrical and mechanical rooms and mechanical chase. Pictures provided to reflect what the building exterior will look like on the side facing Capstone Drive.

Gorgas Phase II
Gorgas, Phase II

Bruno Library Renovation is Complete

The Angelo Bruno Business Library reopened the 1st day of Fall Semester.  The building received new paint, carpet, ceilings, furniture, light fixtures, sprinkler system, and HVAC system.  In addition, there are thirteen new team workrooms for student group study. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 16. In attendance were members of the Bruno family, the Library Leadership Board Committee and SGA representatives.  

Bruno Demolition

Demolition began at Bruno Library this week.  The contractors are making great progress.  Here are a few photos of the work already accomplished.

Bruno Library Renovation Notes

Bruno Library Renovation


The Angelo Bruno Business Library is undergoing a series of renovations.  The building will get new paint, carpet, ceilings, and light fixtures. A sprinkler system and HVAC improvements are also planned.  New features will include a gender-neutral bathroom and a mother’s nursing room.  New furniture will be configured in a variety of ways, with an emphasis on facilitating collaborative work.  While renovations are being made, the building will be closed during the Spring and Summer 2022 semesters.  The library will reopen for the Fall 2022 semester.

Bruno Library services continue to be available while Bruno Library is closed.  Librarians and staff can be reached at their usual phone numbers and email addresses.  Librarians continue to provide research support and classroom instruction, and the Bruno Library websiteprovides access to our generous array of business-related databases, e-journals, and e-books.  Two Bloomberg terminals are being installed on the first floor of Gorgas Library. Circulating laptops and group study spaces are available in Gorgas, McLure, and Rodgers Libraries.

Bruno Library print materials have been delivered to the University Libraries’ Archival Facility (formerly known as the Annex), where they will be processed into that collection, and circulating books will be made available for borrowing.  A large selection of recent and high-use print materials (both circulating and reference) will be brought back to the renovated facility in the fall.

  • If you have books checked out from the Bruno Library collection, they can be returned to any library location (Gorgas, McLure, Rodgers).  Questions about fees and fines can be sent to Donna Minor, Circulation Services Manager, Branch Libraries, atdminor@ua.edu.
  • Bruno Library books that have been processed for the Archival Facility will show a location of Archival Facility in Scout and the Libraries’ Catalog and may be requested in the usual manner.  (Use the “Request Item” button and the “Document Delivery-Loan” option on the Interlibrary Loan form.)
  • Bruno Library books that are still in process will show a location of Business Library in Scout and the Libraries’ Catalog.  You can request a copy from another library using Interlibrary Loan. (Use the “Loan” option on the Interlibrary Loan form.)

If you have any questions about library services and materials during the renovation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Bruno librarians and staff.