For those of you who haven’t heard, in the next few months Keffer library will be undergoing some renovations. Later this spring, we will be reopening as “Keffer 2.0.”
Keffer staff have been working hard to prepare for this change. Throughout it all, our main goal is to keep library services and staff available as usual. This has meant moving books, the circulation desk, reference desk, reference collection, and more to temporary locations within the library.
But most importantly, we’re still open! Library access is still available through elevators moving between the first and second levels. Once you reach the lower level, we are ready and waiting as usual to help you with whatever research or other help you may need. We’re extremely grateful for your flexibility as all the construction goes on around us!
To satisfy your curiosity about what’s going on as you work around us, this week has been the start of the more major moving and demolition. Carpets have been lifted up, walls knocked down, and in general, the space is being prepped for Keffer 2.0.
You may also have noticed how the reference desk has been relocated to room 130. It and many other materials have moved into nooks and crannies around the library; feel free to ask any library staff if you are having troubles finding anything.
When construction is finished, we will reopen with the majority of library services located on the second, skyway level. Plans are underway for the lower level to contain the book and periodical stacks as well as a quiet reading area.
Again, we’re extremely grateful for your flexibility and patience as we stay open for business throughout construction! Despite all of the change, our focus continues to be providing quality services and research help to the UST community, and we at Keffer are happy to help you with whatever you need.
In the meantime, please feel free to stay tuned for future construction updates; we’ll try to post updated photos to our Facebook page as they’re available.
We look forward to reopen as the “new” Keffer library later this spring!