Category: 21st Century Library

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1st Floor Now Open!

John C. Hitt Library 1st Floor MapThe John C. Hitt Library is happy to announce that the 1st Floor is now re-opened!

We had to close the 1st Floor late this summer to allow our crew the ability to clear out several stacks of books and re-arrange other parts of the collection. The construction crew also erected a temporary wall to allow further work on the connector building between the Library and the ARC building while keeping the 1st Floor in a usable state.

With the extra space now available from the removal of the stacks, we have relocated some of the furniture from the closed off portion of the 2nd Floor down to the new space on the 1st Floor. This new seating will allow for study and group work, but please be advised that the area will be noisy as it is located next to the construction site.

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Closure and noise alert–2nd floor closure; 4th floor noise

2nd Floor closures map 10/29/18

2nd Floor Closures

The back of the main (2nd) floor Knowledge Commons will be closed beginning Monday, October 29, to prepare for construction of a temporary wall.  The exterior wall, on the Student Union side, will be eventually be demolished as the “connector” is built.  The connector building will join the existing building with the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).

On the 4th floor, books are being moved to prepare for  temporary wall construction.

We are sorry for the noise and disruption to your work.  Remember that earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk.  Thank you for your patience, Knights.    For more on the 21st Century Library project check https://library.ucf.edu/21st/ .

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Closure alert 3rd Floor

3rd Floor closures

3rd Floor Closures

Beginning Tuesday, October 23rd, the back section (Student Union side) of the 3rd floor will be closed, to move furniture and computers.  This will clear space, preparing for the construction of a temporary wall, to prepare for the connection of the current library building with the ARC (Automated Retrieval Center)Earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk.

We are very sorry for the noise and the inconvenience and rely on your patience and flexibility as the project moves forward.  To see more about the 21st Century Library, including maps of the affected library floors, check https://library.ucf.edu/21st/

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Noise Alert

Beginning Monday, October 15, expect excessive noise from the Student Union side of the building.  Vibrating, drilling  and heavy machinery noise will be heard intermittently throughout the John C. Hitt Library building.  Drilling will continue into the beginning of November.  Earplugs are available upon request at the Circulation Desk on the main floor.

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Noise alert: Pardon our duck!

Intermittent noise will continue in the John C. Hitt Library, but a new source of noise is just starting.   From now until the start of October, Monday through Friday, between 5:00 p.m. and closing, bricks will be “popped off” the back of the library building (“Student Union side”). It may be noisy with drilling and banging or popping sounds as bricks come off.

The contractors doing the work will be suspended from a basket attached to a boom to do the brick removal above the sloped windows.

The ingest of books into the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC) will continue, with carts of books traveling to the ARC on the 2nd (main) floor.

Thank you for your patience!  Ear plugs are available at the Circulation Desk.

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