Construction crew helps remove supplies.
Our Facebook and Twitter followers will know that we had a construction-related water leak in the lab last week that effectively closed our services except for responding to emergencies or rush requests. We were extremely lucky that no one got hurt and no collections got damaged thanks [...]Continue Reading →
The work on Rubenstein library continues to progress steadily, as workers begin to conquer a new phase of demolition in the next two weeks. The exterior walls of the Biddle Rare Book Room on the first floor and the first lower level will be demolished in the coming days. This may lead to increased noise [...]Continue Reading →
The next two weeks of renovation work on the Rubenstein Library should be free of any new disturbances, as the work being done remains much the same as the past two weeks. Workmen have successfully removed the 1928 stacks down to the fifth level, and will continue working on the fourth. On Saturday, Oct. 19, an addition will [...]Continue Reading →
The renovation of Rubenstein Library continues to charge ahead as workers finish the last bits of demolition on the roof and begin work inside the building itself. The work being done in the next two weeks will be much the same as it has been. The second construction crew shift will continue working from 4:00 [...]Continue Reading →
Beginning September 23, a second work shift will be added to complete the demolition phase of the Rubenstein Library renovation. There is currently a 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. shift, and a second shift will be added from 4:00 p.m. to midnight. There will be some noise associated with the additional work hours, but [...]Continue Reading →
Over the last few weeks, construction crews working on the Rubenstein Library renovation have done a lot of work behind the scenes. Hazardous material remediation is almost complete. Several interior walls have been demolished to accommodate the new layout of the building. And the library’s roof has been taken off, so that workers can begin [...]Continue Reading →
Construction on the new Rubenstein Library is in full swing. Library staff and patrons have no doubt observed the temporary walls around the library building, seen the giant crane in the loading dock, and heard the dulcet tones of demolition throughout the Perkins stacks.
Rubenstein and Duke University Library staff had the opportunity to [...]Continue Reading →
Renovation work on the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library continues on schedule. Over the last few weeks, workers have done a lot of demolition work inside the structure, removing seven dumpsters of asbestos insulation, disassembling the wooden shelving and millwork in the Gothic Reading Room, and exposing the original stone walls and [...]Continue Reading →
Recognize this place?
Maybe if it had tables full of researchers and some lovely teal carpeting?
That’s right, it’s our old reading room! As you can see it has undergone quite a change since renovation began earlier this summer. Not only is that teal carpeting gone, but steel bracing has [...]Continue Reading →
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