Work on 2nd floor

The second floor restrooms are CLOSED for renovation. The upper level restrooms are open.

The Circulation desk has been temporarily relocated to the Pearce Foyer.

Temporary walls are being built in the study areas on second while the circulation desk area is being renovated.

Face masks and ear plugs are available on first floor.

WATER IS BACK (9:35 a.m.)

Water Outage Thursday

There will be a water outage tomorrow morning, Thursday, June 27, in all of the core restrooms, floors 2-5.  The outage will begin at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to last about 2 hours.  The restroom trailer on Capstone Drive will be open during this time.  The water outage is necessary so that temporary plumbing pipes that have been installed can be connected.  This will allow the project to move forward and demolition of the restrooms on second floor will proceed on Monday, July 1.   

Last Day of Summer 1

Wednesday, June 26- Join us on the second floor of Gorgas, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Computers on first floor are available again!

Gorgas 102 and 104 have been reopened and are available for use.  Everything is back in place and working fine. Thanks to Custodial Services, OIT, OLT, and the Electrical Shop for getting everything back in good shape.   

Nursing Mothers Room

The nursing mothers room in 208A has been permanently closed because it is located within the construction zone for the Gorgas 205 project on second floor.  The nursing mothers room is being temporarily relocated to M416 on floor 4M.  When the restroom renovation project is complete, there will be a new nursing mothers room located on the first floor next to the rest room. 

Phase One Complete

The first phase of the restroom renovation project is complete.  The sanitary drain line has been installed in the tunnel underneath rooms 104 and 102, and the access hatches have been installed.  The rooms will be thoroughly cleaned and then turned back over to us for use early next week.  The furniture vendor will come next week to move the furniture back into place, and technicians will reconnect electrical and data supply.   If everything goes as planned, we will reopen 102 and 104 late next week.  There will be a small amount of work that will be done in the south hallway of 102 later in the project, but that will not disrupt use of the rest of  the space in 102 or 104.   

#1 Installation of sanitary drain lines in tunnels….. √


On Friday morning, June 14, all restrooms will be closed, beginning at 10:00 a.m.,  for approximately 2 hours while the pipes are capped in the men’s restrooms and women’s restrooms.  All of the restrooms will be locked while this work is being done. 

The restroom trailer that is located on Capstone Drive will be open while the restrooms inside the building are unavailable. 

June 7 Update

** The first floor restrooms (men’s, women’s, and ADA restrooms) will be closed on Monday, June 10, and will remain closed until the renovation on that level is complete. At this time, the restrooms on second floor and all other floors will remain open.**

The staff elevator project is progressing as planned. The work to enlarge the elevator shaft is about to begin. In preparation for that, the light switches and conduit that are within the walls that will be torn out, must be re-routed to maintain lighting in adjacent areas.

The construction crew will be working on second floor in 205 and 205c over the weekend to install a construction barricade for the meeting rooms project. This work will not affect the Circulation Desk area or SMC.

Work is underway in the area on 3rd floor in the space that will become part of the expanded footprint of the restrooms on that floor.

Asbestos abatement in the JavaCity area is complete.

We will also be working with the contractor to determine when 104 and 204f will be available for instruction sessions and when we will be able to open 102 again.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and team work!