Temporary Space Closure

Olin Library Level 2 is temporarily closed from May 24 until mid-August. Please request needed materials through Interlibrary Loan during this time. See the Carpet Replacement in Level 2 of Olin Library article for more information.

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Carpet Replacement in Level 2 of Olin Library

Collection materials held on level 2 of John M. Olin Library will be inaccessible this summer to accommodate a much-needed carpet replacement project. The Washington University Libraries will be installing new carpeting on level 2 from May 24 through mid-August. This will affect call number ranges G, H, and L, which broadly include collections in the subject areas of Geography, Anthropology, Social Sciences, and Education. 

Level 2 will be closed to users and the level 2 collections will be fully wrapped in plastic and unavailable for the duration of the project. These measures are necessary to protect the collection and help ensure library user safety. During this time, patrons will be able to request needed materials through Interlibrary Loan. Most ILL loan requests arrive within five to seven days, and items can be picked up by patrons at Olin Library, Brown School Library, Gaylord Music Library, or Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library. Collections on all other levels of Olin Library, as well as collections in the other campus libraries, will remain accessible as normal.

The study rooms on level 2 will also be closed for the duration of the project. Patrons will be redirected to other available study rooms in Olin Library and the distributed libraries.

The University Libraries will share additional updates as the project continues and in the event of significant changes in timeline or impact. If you have questions, please reach out to Paul McArthur, manager of library user space planning, at (314) 935-7726, paul.m@wustl.edu.