This week the Conservation Services department moved all of their equipment and staff from the lab to a new location in Perkins Library. There will be construction taking place in their space [...]

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This week we moved out of the lab so that the construction crew could proceed with the Rubenstein Renovation Project. They need to remove our ceiling, take out old HVAC ducts and water pipes, and install new ducts and pipes. We have known for about [...]

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, located on the first floor of Bostock Library. The space contains nine project rooms that are reservable for short- or long-term use by project teams.

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Book trucks ready for packing. Boxes of lab files.

We are undergoing an epic boxing day…boxing the entire lab to move temporarily off site. Construction work needs to be done in our ceiling, which means we need to move out to make way. [...]

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Construction is progressing rapidly on the Rubenstein Library, and we are less than a year away from completion! The scaffolding in the Gothic Reading Room was recently removed, once again revealing the lovely wood beams and vaulted ceiling. Over the next two weeks, workers will be continuing with a number of  interior projects as well as [...]

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Construction on Rubenstein Library has continued as students settle into classes and the first traces of fall begin to appear in Durham. Workers recently completed the window reconstructions and finished preparing the elevator foundation for further work. In the coming weeks, they will be focusing on a number of projects throughout Rubenstein, including interior wall [...]

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The start of the fall semester is almost upon us, and Duke is gearing up to welcome thousands of students back to campus. Meanwhile, the renovation of the Rubenstein Library has reached another milestone: we’re only ONE YEAR AWAY from the re-opening! All around the foundation of the building, waterproofing work is being completed, and [...]

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It’s easy to see the progress being made on the Rubenstein Library renovation. A few weeks ago, the final beam in the roof was lowered into place, known as “topping out” the building. Construction staff, library staff, architects, contractors, and guests were invited to sign the beam at a special lunch. It felt good to celebrate [...]

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Architectural rendering of the renovated first floor of Bostock Library. Renovations will take place May-November 2014.

If you have visited Duke’s West Campus lately, you might have noticed that the first floor of Bostock Library is currently closed for renovations. The entire floor is being reconfigured into a [...]

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Architectural rendering of the Research Commons on the first floor of Bostock Library. Renovations will take place May-November 2014.

Fire Alarm Testing: June 16 – August 4

Duke’s Facilities Management Department be reworking the fire alarm systems in both Perkins and Bostock Libraries to synchronize the two facilities. A fire alarm test will be performed [...]

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