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Rubenstein Library Renovation Update: July 17-31 (7/17/2014) by Aaron Welborn -

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 [...]

New Research Commons Gets a Name: The Edge (6/30/2014) by Duke Libraries -

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 [...]

Noise Advisory: Research Commons Construction (6/16/2014) by Duke Libraries -

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 [...]

Making Burritos In Conservation (6/11/2014) by Duke Libraries -

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 [...]

An Exhibit Librarian’s Adventure in Milan (5/20/2014) by Duke Libraries -

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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If you are a member of the media and would like to know more about the Rubenstein Library renovation, please contact:

Aaron Welborn
Director of Communications
Duke University Libraries


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