Q. What is happening with the construction on the 2nd floor of the library?

It looks like there are new walls in the library. Can I still access the group study rooms? What about the elevators inside the library's 2nd floor? What is happening with the bathrooms in the hallway on the 2nd floor?


Construction on 2nd Floor Library North

Along with changes to the 3rd and 4th floors of Library North, there will be ongoing construction on the 2nd floor as well!

Walls were built around the elevators that face the long set of tables near the Book Pickup & Checkout Desk, closing the group study room hallway between the Course Reserves Desk and the Dominguez Den. 

Elevators in Library North between Book Pickup & Checkout Desk & Course Reserves Desk Before Construction


How long will the walls stay up? 

The walls will be up on December 12th through mid-March 2019 while earthquake retrofitting is done in the enclosed space. 

Thanks for your patience as we move into the next phase of preparing for the new offices and facilities in Library North!


Group Study Rooms: You can still use the three group study rooms on the 2nd floor if you have a reservation through the Technology Checkout Program. Library staff will escort you there. This hallway will not be open to the public.

Photo of Hallway from Library Lobby to Group Study Rooms Before Construction


Restrooms: The men's and women's restrooms in the hallway by the lobby elevator in Library North will be closed starting Tuesday, December 18th until the end of January or the beginning of February. 

Follow the signs by each entrance to the nearest facilities, which may be on a different floor of the library, or another building like LaCorte Hall or NBS. 


Elevators: The lobby elevator as you first enter the building will be the only elevator that will serve Library North. There will be no public access to the freight elevator or emergency staircase in the hallway from the group study rooms to the Dominguez Den.

Photo of Hallway from Group Study Rooms to Dominguez Den Before Construction


  • Last Updated Dec 13, 2018
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  • Answered By Joanna Kimmitt

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