Library Renovation Update

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, we have many new services, including a self-checkout system with a downloadable app you can use to check out books, centralized information and research assistance in our Knowledge Commons, and many more.  Soon, we will have a new vending service with food and drink options, including coffee.  Due to COVID, we plan to wait till until Fall 2021 to host an official Grand Opening.  Until then, stop by to check out the amazing renovation.  We’d love to have you come by  (please wear face coverings and physically distance)!