First floor of Clemons closed for repairs; expected to re-open early February

Unexpected leaks from the lower patio on Clemons Library have unfortunately led to leakage on the first floor, necessitating a closure of the first floor study spaces and stacks for repair.

At this time, the space is expected to re-open in the beginning of February.

Primary impacts from the closure involve access to Library materials and use of first floor study spaces.

Accessing materials:

Most materials shelved on the first floor of Clemons are now available “by request” in Virgo. To use this service, locate the item in Virgo, and click “Request item.” You’ll be prompted to log in to complete your request. See full instructions about how to make a request in Virgo.

Some items from the collection are currently being repaired and will not be available for immediate physical access, but interlibrary loan can request copies for you. Questions? Ask a Librarian on web chat, phone, text, or email.

When the space re-opens, some parts of the collection will remain shelved in other locations to facilitate repair.

Study space:

Furniture repair and replacement is underway, in hopes of re-opening the study space as soon as possible. In the meantime, low winter traffic should lend ample space to visitors wanting to study or conduct group work on the second, third, and fourth floor of Clemons.

Alternately: ready for a change? Try something new! Brown, Fine Arts, and Music are all open this semester! See all Library hours.

See maps and directions to all Library spaces.


Any changes to the timeline will be posted here, as well as to the Library’s Status Dashboard and social media. We appreciate your patience as 2022 is delivering surprises to us all!

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