STL Main Floor Closed For Renovation. All Services Continue on Concourse Level
The next stage of the STL Renovation launched at the end of Fall semester with the clearing and closure of the top (Main) floor. Furniture and other items were either moved to the bottom two floors of the library, put into storage trailers, given to other campus departments or surplused. The contractor, Meyer Construction Corp. took possession of the main floor at the start of the year and has begun abatement and demolition. This project is supported by $14.3 million in funds from the State University Construction Fund secured as an additional state appropriation by legislators Assemblymember Kevin Cahill (‘77) and State Senator John Bonacic in 2008.
The staff and services formerly located on the Main Floor have been moved to the lower two floors. A new entrance has been created on the Concourse hallway that leads to the lecture center. Immediately next to these entrance doors is our newly configured checkout desk with security gates flanking the entrance.
The Research Desk is now located on the Concourse level, near the back wall of the library as you enter. Guests will be able to access the usual services from both the Circulation and Research Desks. A reduced number of public PCs are situated near the Research Desk along with printers and scanners. As usual, iPads and laptops are available for library use at the Circulation Desk
Wifi access has been expanded in the library, especially on the ground floor. In addition, many more electrical outlets have been made available on or near worktables for students to power their devices. We’ve also added a charging station on the Ground Floor by the copier machine. Reminder that the Library is not responsible for any devices or materials left unattended. Please be conscious of safeguarding your possessions.
As we anticipate that STL may be crowded and noisy at times during the renovation, we have identified other spaces that can be used by students as quiet study areas. The Late Night Study area will continue with the usual hours in the Terrace throughout the semester. This space will remain open until 8am, Sunday —Thursday during finals.
For your convenience we have prepared a special page with FAQs. This guide also contains the timeline for the renovation and other information as we receive it. It is the best place to track this exciting project.