Information About Heafey Law Library's Summer 2006 Renovation Project
May 09, 2006 at 2:30 PM
Here is the text of Dean Polden’s memorandum to the law school community about Summer 2006 renovations at the law library:
To: Law School Community
From: Dean Donald J. Polden and the Law Library Staff
Date: May 9, 2006
RE: Summer 2006 Library Renovations
As you may be aware, the law library has been planning a renovation project. Beginning on Monday, May 22, 2006, Heafey Law Library will begin the project on the library’s first floor. The library will remain open throughout this renovation project during its usual summer hours, which you can find on the library website.
The purpose of this project is to relocate the reference librarians’ offices to the area that currently contains the library’s reference collection (across from the circulation desk). The library will also move the reference service desk to an area directly across from the circulation desk. The University architect currently estimates that this project will take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete.
There will be some minor construction noise and associated dust/dirt on Heafey’s first floor. We are working with the contractor so that construction work should be from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The openings into the area off of the main reading room will be closed off in order to minimize construction dirt and noise. The demolition process should be completed before summer school begins. We are scheduling the relocation of shelving and furniture immediately after finals. We are not planning any construction activity for weekday nights or weekends.
The study areas at the far end of the library’s first floor will not be affected by the construction project and will be available for our students’ and graduates’ studying and research throughout the summer.
We realize that this may cause minor inconvenience for some of our students in summer school and graduates studying for the bar examination. However, we will minimize the impact that this project will have on those who use the law library. If you have questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact the library administration or me.
Finally, the university will begin construction on the new university library in mid-July, but the initiation of that project will not occur during law summer school or while our graduates are studying for the bar examination.