Summer Construction Updates

  • Access to library databases and Summit requesting will be intermittently unavailable for several hours starting at 4:30 pm tonight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Wed hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Due to both better weather and fewer people on campus, summer is typically identified as being the best time for much-needed construction projects to take place here at Western. And at Western Libraries you may notice a few things happening, beginning Monday, June 16th, when re-roofing work begins on the tile roof of the 1928 section of Wilson Library. This work will also involve the insulation of the attic space above the Reading Room (Wilson 4 Central.

The north doors of Wilson Library will be closed for the duration of the project, beginning Monday, June 16th, with an estimated date of completion being sometime in late August. Additionally, the student-staffed Learning Commons Information Desk will be closed and the Research Consultation Desk will be temporarily relocating from Wilson Library to the Haggard Hall Circulation Desk for the summer and intersession periods. If you need any assistance, please stop by the Circulation Desk.

During this same time period, the brick walkway between High Street and the rose garden along the north side of Wilson Library will be re-paved, meaning that entire area will be bordered by a fence and subsequently inaccessible to the public.

Throughout these projects there will be construction traffic and associated noise along High Street and the grassy area outside Zoe’s and Wilson 2 West, particularly between the hours of 7:00am and 4:30pm. As always, we appreciate your understanding and patience.

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