Starting May 12, the main entrance of Perkins Library will be closed for renovations. Library visitors will need to use the side entrance of Perkins to enter the building.

Starting May 12, the main entrance of Perkins Library will be closed for renovations. Library visitors will need to use the side entrance of Perkins to enter the building.

Over the next few weeks, there will be some significant changes in foot traffic patterns into and around Perkins and Bostock Libraries.

As we’ve announced here before, the main entrance of Perkins Library will close on May 12 as part of the Rubenstein Library renovation. That entrance will remain closed until the summer of 2015. Library users will need to enter through the Perkins Library side entrance, which will function as the library’s main point of entry for the next year.

Also starting the week after final exams and continuing through Friday, May 16, work crews will be  rearranging furniture on the first and lower floors of Bostock Library, as well as the first and second floors of Perkins Library, in order to prepare for the Research Commons renovation.

Beginning the week of May 12, a wooden barrier will be built in the first floor lobby of Bostock Library and the elevators on that floor will no longer be accessible. The first floor of Bostock will remain closed until October 31, 2014, as the new  Research Commons is constructed.

While the Research Commons work is under way, handicapped access to Bostock Library will be through the side entrance of Perkins Library. Elevators are located in the lobby directly inside the Perkins side entrance.

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Also starting May 12, the first floor of Bostock Library will be closed off so that work can begin on the construction of the Research Commons.

Traffic patterns will be altered around the exterior of the libraries as well. Beginning Monday, May 12, soil excavation work will begin to allow waterproofing of the Rubenstein Library foundation. There will be significant truck traffic carrying soil away from the building and then returning it once waterproofing is completed.

In order to make all members of the Duke community aware of the major activities and potential noise issues associated with the Rubenstein Library renovation, we will be posting regular announcements of upcoming renovation work on this blog. If you have questions, please contact Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications, at 919-660-5816, or aaron.welborn@duke.edu.

 

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