January 10, 2012:
Just a reminder of our earlier announcement that the fourth floor will be closed today through Thursday January 12, as we make the final push to weed, condense, and rearrange the shelves. Please contact library staff if you need assistance with using print journals during these three days.
When the floor reopens on Friday, you’ll see a lot of empty shelving (like the photo above, taken last Friday afternoon). Beginning in March, we’ll be moving a significant portion of our book collection from the fifth floor into this open shelving on the fourth floor. This will allow us to eventually remove many ranges of shelving to reduce crowding on the fifth floor, and potentially open up new study spaces there. In addition, the shelving moves on the fourth floor are designed to open up some locations for additional study space, which will be rolled out over the coming months.