8/16/2018 update: Work to install automatic door opener buttons on our main doors, Gallery doors, and Reading Room doors is now complete.
8/9/18 update: Work is progressing ahead of schedule, and phase 2 began today. Check this space for additional updates.
Work will begin on July 26, 2018 to install automatic door opener buttons to the Special Collections Research Center’s main doors, the Gallery doors, and the Reading Room doors in order to increase accessibility to research and gallery spaces.
The construction will take place in two phases between July 26th and August 17th.
Phase 1: July 26-August 9
The Reading Room will be temporarily relocated to Special Collections’ Classroom as work is done on the main doors and on the Reading Room doors. Visitors will enter/exit through the Gallery doors. The Center will be closed the morning of July 26th as staff prepare the temporary Reading Room in the Classroom. Research will resume at noon that day in the Classroom.
Phase 2: August 9-August 17
The regular Reading Room and main doors will reopen, and work will take place on the Gallery doors. The Gallery will be closed.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and look forward to greater accessibility for all researchers in the near future.