Olin Library Transformation Update: Noise Expected During Construction Hours

The Olin Library Transformation, which officially kicked off in May 2016, is still underway and slated for completion in the spring of 2018. This semester, normal construction hours are expected to be 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with possible extension until 4:30 p.m. on some days.

Exceptions to these hours may  sometimes occur. Keep an eye on our website for  updates! Several construction zones are active and off-limits at this time, and work in all of these areas will generate some level of noise and disruption during construction hours:

  • Level 1 – Southeast quadrant of Olin (footprint of the future renovated Whispers and the Newman Tower); north-central area (future north entrance and Thomas Gallery)
  • Level A – Entire east side (future home of the Newman Exploration Center, Data & GIS Services, Instructional Support Services; library instructional spaces; study spaces; gender-inclusive restrooms; and an infant nursing room)
  • Levels 2, 3, and B – Southeast quadrant (future Newman Tower and special collections storage areas)

Those searching for a quieter environment are encouraged to use the west and southwest areas of Olin on all levels (towards Seigle Hall to the west, towards Rebstock to the south). The departmental and school libraries on the Danforth Campus offer quiet study spaces as well.

Olin Library is providing free earplugs during the Transformation. These are available on Level 1 at the Help Desk, in Special Collections, and in The Writing Center.

Questions? Contact Sarah Laaker, Manager of Library User Space Planning, at slaaker@wustl.edu.


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