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 new space that will [...]

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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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It’s been a while since we talked about the renovation project, mostly because of this. But yesterday I was working on a short video to explain how to make a “burrito” and was reflecting on why and how these came to be.

Our renovation project came at us fast due to a major [...]

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Guest post by Meg Brown, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Exhibits Librarian. She traveled this year to Boston and Washington, D.C., looking for inspiration for the new library exhibit cases that will be installed as part of the Rubenstein Library renovation. She recently returned from a trip to Italy to [...]

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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. [...]

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If you read the Duke Chronicle or have been following our blogs, you might have heard that we have yet another library renovation project on the horizon. We announced plans for the Research Commons on our website last week, and we will be making further announcements about it in the coming [...]

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Despite the meteorological ups and downs of March, renovations on the Rubenstein Library are moving steadily along, with workers busy pouring concrete, placing new stack core columns, and cleaning the exterior of the building. In the coming weeks, the removal and replacement of the clay roof tiles over the Gothic Reading Room will commence and [...]

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Guest post by Meg Brown, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Exhibits Librarian. Last fall, she took a trip to Boston looking for inspiration for the new library exhibit cases that will be installed as part of the Rubenstein Library renovation. This winter she traveled to Washington, D.C., to further investigate the [...]

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Architectural rendering of a planned social lounge space in the Research Commons on the first floor of Bostock Library. Renovations will take place May-November 2014.

To meet the growing needs of interdisciplinary, team-based, and data-driven research at Duke, the Duke University Libraries will transform the first floor of Bostock Library into a new academic [...]

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