The MacRae Library is undergoing some significant interior construction that will begin on April 14th, 2014 and expected to be completed by the end of August 2014. In the meantime, we are open for business!
The interior renovation involves the replacement of the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit. This means that there will be restricted access to the lower level of the library, except for washrooms. The lower level will begin to be sealed off for construction starting the week of April 14th, 2014 and is expected to remain sealed until the end of August 2014.
These changes will allow for proper temperature control and humidity levels in the building. The project will also include a renovation of one of our rooms on the basement floor to provide proper climate and storage conditions for archival print and artifact collections. Our ultimate goal is to help protect and preserve the collection and make the environment more comfortable for you, our users.
We want you to know we are open for business during this time. We are working to provide access to the study rooms on the lower level from April 14-16. Also, Cox classrooms 136, 138 & 200 are available for you to study between 8am and midnight.* We have also arranged for additional seating on the main level of the library. We will also be doing book retrievals for you on a scheduled basis. Due to the nature of these renovations, it will get noisy at times. Earplugs are available at the Service Point if you find the noise disruptive.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time we will continue to provide updates on the project. If you have any questions about the renovations, please contact the following people:
- Questions about the overall project:
- Elaine MacInnis, Association University Librarian, Access Services and Head of MacRae Library: Elaine.MacInnis@dal.ca, 893-6670
- Verna Mingo, Head of Acquisitions & Serials: Verna.Mingo@dal.ca, 893-4581
*Please note: due to scheduled exams taking place in these classrooms, they will be unavailable for use as follows – Cox 136: April 10th, 3pm-7pm, Cox 138: April 15th & 16th, 11:30am to 3:30pm & April 17th, 8am-12pm. Cox 200: April 8th, 6pm to 9pm, April 11th, 11:30am to 3:30pm & April 16th, 2:30pm to 3:00pm. On April 17th the room will close at 4:30pm.