By Spring 2021, the Chester Fritz Library renovation project will be largely complete. Currently, workers are finishing the Reading Room and South Tower; once the latter is complete, the south entrance will re-open. Nearly everything else is done, so if you are nearby, please stop in and take a look around, do some research, or chat with staff (socially distanced and with face coverings of course!) In addition to welcoming UIT, the Writing Center, and a new AI/VR Lab to the building, there are many new services, including a self-checkout system with a downloadable app you can use to check out or return books, centralized information and research assistance in our Knowledge Commons, and many more. Soon, there will be a new vending service with food and drink options, including coffee. Due to COVID, an official Grand Opening event will be held in Fall 2021. Until then, stop by to check out the amazing renovation. The Library is waiting for you to come by (please wear face coverings and physically distance)!
For more information on services, upcoming events, and hours of operation, please visit the Chester Fritz Library blog.