The long-awaited construction project at the Harnish Main Library is underway!
In addition to the big double gate for construction traffic to pass through the fenced area, a separate construction traffic entrance drive has been constructed on Harnish Drive just east of the regular entrance. Please be careful as you walk and drive through our parking lot.
Next time you’re at the library, be sure to look out our back windows to get a glimpse of the progress.
Inside the library, smaller collections have moved to make room for the construction of a temporary “wall” where the addition will be tied into the existing building. For example, on the lower level we have moved youth magazines to a space near the youth foreign language collection. The youth foreign language AV collection has been sent to storage during construction. Upstairs, classical music CD’s have been shifted and the Classics collection has been moved into storage. Magazines and newspapers are now located by the nonfiction section (west side of the library). If you need help finding materials, please ask! Library staff is happy to help you. If an item you need has been put in storage, we will help you borrow it through interlibrary loan.
The Harnish Main Library will be closed on Friday, September 22 as we work to manage and move materials either to alternate locations in the library or into storage. Many of our collections will be impacted, and we ask for your patience and understanding throughout this process. We all look forward to new and improved spaces once construction is completed in September 2018.