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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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.
From now through early August, it is expected that construction noise will increase in the John C. Hitt Library.
Demolition of the north side of the 1st floor of the building is underway, and can be seen from outside the building or from upper floors. Equipment is being used to tear off the metal roof of the 1st floor section that protrudes toward the Student Union. This is the area previously occupied by Government Documents and a cluster of 1st floor study rooms. This entire area on the inside has been cleared of ceiling, walls and flooring. Over the coming weeks it will get particularly noisy on the north end, as contractors break up the concrete slab and the subsurface vertical concrete wall facing the ARC building. The library has requested that contractors do whatever possible to mitigate the noise.
The 1st floor remains closed. Earplugs are available at the Circulation Desk. The 5th floor silent study zone is open, and is not on the same side of the building as the excessive noise.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and the disturbance. Thank you Knights—charge on!
Starting Tuesday June 19th, you may hear intermittent popping, banging, drilling and grinding noise as contractors begin construction of a temporary wall on the 1st floor of the John C. Hitt Library. The wall is the first step in a 16 month project to connect the current library building to the ARC. This phase of the project will include the new 2nd floor entrance to the building on the “Student Union side”, as well as new staff and user space.
Earplugs can be requested at the Circulation Desk. The new, 170 seat, 5th floor Quiet Study Zone is almost complete and is open for student use. It is located at the front of the building, away from the construction noise. Some of the noise may be detected from there, but it should be quieter.
Pardon our dust. Thank you, Knights, for your patience. Charge on.
Construction of a door to the Automated Retrieval Center has begun at the back of the Knowledge Commons on the 2md (main) floor.
To seek a quieter environment, library classrooms 235A and 235C are open for study. These are located off Infusion, the café area. Areas in the front of the building (Reflecting Pond side), on 3rd and 4th floor may be out of the noisy area.
Earplugs are available at the Circulation Desk if the noise is a challenge.
We apologize for this inconvenience.