Renovation Update December 10

Work to build the construction barrier for the restroom project on 4th floor will begin on Friday, December 13.  On December 20, after 5:00 p.m., work will begin on 4th floor to remove the carpet in the elevator lobby, the area south of the elevator lobby, and conference rooms 401 and 402. The library will be officially closed after 5:00 p.m. on December 20.   New carpet will be installed on fourth floor in the area south of the elevator lobby where the cubicles are currently installed, in Steven Turner’s office suite, in 402 and 401.  New ceiling tiles will be installed in the space south of the elevator lobby.  At the completion of the restroom work, new floor tiles and a new ceiling will be installed in the elevator lobby.  The conference room, 402, will get a facelift, which will include carpet, new ceiling and enhanced entry, along with some technology upgrades. 

Pending inspection and final approval, the restrooms on Floors 2 and 2M are scheduled to be completed and available for use by the beginning of the spring semester.   The elevator lobby on Floor 2, as well as the large space near the Circulation Desk is also scheduled to be completed by the beginning of spring semester.

Currently, the staff elevator project is scheduled to be completed by the end of March, 2020.

Reno Update November 26

The renovation project will move into 4th floor in December. In preparation for the work that will be done on that floor, the conference rooms, 401 and 402, will not be available after November 30 until the project is completed on that floor.  New flooring, ceiling, and lighting will be installed in the 4th floor lobby area.  New carpet will extend into the offices at the south end of the floor and into the conference room, 402.  New carpet, ceiling, and lighting will be installed in conference room 401.  There will also be some upgrades to the technology in that space.

The restroom project is moving along at a slightly faster pace now.  The restrooms on second floor and the restrooms on 2M are expected to be completed and open by the beginning of second semester.  Work is currently underway in the restrooms on 3rd floor.  On December 13, the construction barrier will be built for the renovation of the restrooms on 4th floor.  In early January, renovation of the restrooms on 4M and 5th floor will begin.  There will be a lot of work going on in the library during the winter break.  Gorgas Library will be officially closed beginning at 5:00 p.m. on December 20, until we return to work on January 2. 

The staff elevator is scheduled to be completed in March, and currently the restrooms are on track to be completed by May.  The passenger elevators project will likely extend into the summer of 2020.  

Renovation Begins on Third Floor Restrooms

The third floor restroom will be closed October 22 and turned over to the contractor. All restroom trailers on Capstone Drive, in addition to restrooms on first, fourth, 4M, and fifth will be available for use. The restroom trailers will be open all hours that the library is open

Water Outage- October 17

There will be a brief water outage on Thursday morning, October 17.  The outage will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will end at approximately 8:00 a.m.  This outage is related to work that is currently underway in the second floor restroom. 

The restroom trailer will be unlocked and available for use during the water outage. 

First Floor Restrooms are OPEN!!

The restrooms on first floor are open to the public. One thing to remember- the men’s restroom is now on the right and women’s restroom on the left!

There is also a brand new nursing mothers room next to the 104 computer lab.

Demolition has begun on the restrooms on floor 2M.

Restroom Renovation Update

The contractors are finishing up  the final details for the first floor restrooms and the nursing mothers room, and anticipate that they will be cleaned, certified by all the necessary agencies and officials, and turned over to us for use by the end of next week, possibly sooner! 

The tile and other finishes in the restrooms are the ones that were selected by popular vote last year.  They look great!  One slight disappointment is that the hot water that will eventually be available in all restrooms, will not be connected to the restrooms until all the restroom renovations have been completed.  The source of the hot water is on the 6th floor of this building, and the piping will not be connected to it until the end of the project.  We will not have hot water in the first floor restrooms on opening day, but don’t despair, we will get hot water at the end of the project! 

After the first floor restroom is turned over to us, the contractors will build a construction partition on 2M and will begin work in those restrooms.

We anticipate that the 2nd floor restrooms will be completed in mid-November.  The second floor meeting rooms (the bump has been removed),  the Circulation Desk and adjacent areas, should be completed by then as well.  When the 2nd floor restrooms are completed, the renovation work will move up to the 3rd floor restrooms.  Thank you again for your cooperation and team spirit throughout this project.

National Food Day Celebrations

University Libraries celebrated National Cheese Pizza Day and National Guacamole Day on September 5 and September 16, respectively. The events were held in the Pearce Foyer on the second floor of Gorgas Library.

National Cheese Pizza Day

National Guacamole Day