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Renovation Updates

As part of a series of construction projects on north campus, the Seeley G. Mudd Library building will be closed for renovation March 2016 through September 2017. See below for project updates.

Update - March 11, 2016

Update - Feb. 29, 2016

Most of the circulating books formerly in Mudd can now be found in 4 South at University Library.

The majority of the 100,000 science journals and reference materials on the first floor of Mudd have been moved to the Oak Grove Library Center and can be requested online and at any library circulation desk.

The most important science reference works will soon be housed in the Periodicals room of University Library. These will be moved back to Mudd when the library reopens.

About 25,000 volumes in Mudd -- mostly science monographs -- will remain on-site during construction in a climate-controlled storage unit. These items may be requested through NUsearch.

The last day to pick up Interlibrary Loan materials at Mudd is March 17. After that, please visit University Library, or query your librarian about delivery.

Update - February 1, 2016

Note that March 25 falls after finals week of winter quarter as well as the intersession period. All students and faculty on north campus will continue to have full access to all services, study spaces, rental lockers and library collections currently housed in Mudd until then. 

Here are the changes that students and faculty can expect on March 25:

During the renovation, Mudd Library will be reconfigured to occupy a single floor. The three floors of the building where it resides will expand their footprint by 75%, while two upper floors will be added to the structure, making room for state-of-the-art scientific research laboratories. The library will remain connected to the Technological Institute via the existing bridge, and a new ground-floor entrance will be added on the north side.

When reopened, Mudd will provide the ample space for study and collaboration that students enjoy in the current library. It will offer all the same services, such as interlibrary loan pickups, research consultations and book requests. In addition, designers are planning new spaces and services for the space, from a GIS mapping software lab, a maker space for creative projects and a "one-button studio" for simple video recording.

“We know this extended closure is an inconvenience to our students, faculty and staff who make regular use of Mudd Library,” said Dean of Libraries Sarah Pritchard. “In the end, though, this will be a major improvement for the library and how it serves north campus. We’re confident that when our users see the beautiful finished facility, and see how we are making their service the central tenet of the redesign, they will agree that the inconvenience was worth it.”

Mudd Library is a popular destination on north campus. Students and faculty make more than 100,000 visits each quarter, whether for research or for serious study time. The newly renovated library will remain a conveniently located and essential destination for north campus students when it reopens.

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