Finals are almost over and Duke students will soon be heading home for the holidays. That means it’s the perfect time to get some major construction activity out of the way.
Here’s a look at some of the library renovation work that will be happening over winter break:
December 17 – 21: Power will be disconnected to the two elevators located behind the Perkins Library Circulation Desk. Also during this period, power to the air handler serving the Divinity Stacks closest to the Rubenstein Library will be off. Power to the Languages Building will be interrupted during this time but will be restored by a temporary generator.
December 18 – 19: Workers will be testing upgrades to the fire alarm panels intermittently. Anyone present in the library will hear a “This is a test” announcement before the fire alarm is sounded. Library staff and patrons do not need to evacuate the building during these tests.
December 21: All power to Perkins and Bostock Libraries will be off from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The library is normally scheduled to be open 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. that Sunday but will be closed instead.
December 29 – January 2: The tower crane foundation between Perkins Library and the Divinity School (located in the loading dock area) will be removed. This work will involve breaking up the concrete with a hydraulic ram. The work will be very loud and create vibrations that will be heard in both Perkins and Divinity.
Free earplugs are available at the Perkins Library Service Desk on the first floor for library users who are bothered by the renovation noise. We thank you for supporting our progress and apologize for any inconvenience.
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 email@example.com.