Building Updates

Crosland Tower closes December 31

The Dorothy M. Crosland Tower, also known as Library East, will close for nearly two years on December 31, 2015. All computers, scanners, printers, study spaces and other resources in Crosland will move to Price Gilbert, also known as Library West.

Through 2018, the Tower will undergo extensive renovations to transform the building by adding additional electrical infrastructure, renewing building systems, and creating inspiring new spaces to support learning at the heart of campus.

Price Gilbert will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the construction. Once construction on the Tower completes, the Price Gilbert building will close for renovation through 2020.

Summer 2015: Library Next Updates

The Library Next project is moving ahead and, in preparation, the Library is moving computers, some collections and study spaces from the East (Crosland Tower) to the West (Price Gilbert). Here is a list of resources that are being relocated this summer:

  • Computers from the Library East Commons are being moved to the Library West Commons and 2nd floor West.
  • Print collections from 4th floor West will be temporarily moved to the Crosland Tower. Call Number signs near the elevators and the online catalog are being updated to reflect the new locations. Don’t hesitate to ask at the Library Service Desk if you need help finding anything!
  • The Popular Reading, Graphic Novels, and DVD collections have been moved from 1st floor West to the 2nd floor West.
  • An “Expert Consultation Center” pilot has been set up in the 1st floor West space formerly known as the Gilbert Lounge (Popular Reading). The “Expert Consultation Center” is a place to connect with subject librarians and other research experts to get support so you can do your best work. After hours, the space is open to student groups who need a place to get work done. Note the Expert Consultation space includes LCD screens and a mediascape table.