Alderman Renovation Update: October 2017

In an effort to keep communication lines open during these early days of renovation planning, “mini-newsletters” like this one will be periodically posted here, on the Library’s News page, and are simultaneously being circulated as bookmarks with a portion of ILS books. 

What’s new?

  • The Library has received state funding to begin planning for the Alderman Renovation. The first phase of planning provided the vision and goals for the project and is available as a report on the Renovation site, in the section entitled, “Where we are now.” This document is the basis for identifying an architect and doing preliminary program planning.
  • Planning for the first floor of Clemons Library is underway and will include compact shelving for browsing  the collection. This addition also provides flexibility for adding books during the renovation, and will allow for  immediate access to as many print library materials as possible.
  • You can find ongoing updates about this exciting project here: http://aldermanrenewal.library.virginia.edu/

What’s happening in Ivy Stacks? Construction!

The Ivy Stacks construction project will double the storage capacity to approximately 5 million volumes and enhance the preservation conditions in the old and new parts of the shelving areas. The end of September 2017 saw the relocation of the fire (suppression) pump house to make space for the concrete flooring.

SERVICE NOTE: During the construction project, books requested from Ivy Stacks will be picked up on Tuesday mornings. Any requests made on Monday before noon will be picked up and any requests submitted later will be picked up the following week.

Check out the Ivy Stacks webpage for the latest! The page will be regularly updated with pictures and live streaming.

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