Harvard College Library

Widener Ground Floor Reopens

October 4, 2002 --The Ground Floor of Widener Library, which has been closed for construction for six months, will reopen on Monday, October 7. The newly renovated level will feature upgraded lighting, air conditioning, a new HVAC system, fire suppression, and fire detection.

After working in temporary spaces, packing up boxes, and moving all technical equipment from one place to another, the following HCL and Widener departments will move into their permanent locations on the ground floor -- complete with new furniture and layout:

Collection Development, Room G-60
Facilities Management, Room G-40
Financial Services, Room G-70
HD Transfer, Room G-30
Human Resource Services, Room G-20
Imaging Services, Room G-80
Information Technology Services, Room G-10
Interlibrary Loan, Room G-30
Mail/Shipping, Room G-15

Please note that a new numbering system is being employed as each floor is renovated. A printable (PDF) Ground Floor map is available -- although the Library Privileges Office is shown on the map, it will remain on the First Floor in room 195 until October 21 when it will move into its new location on the Ground Floor.

As of October 7, the Mass. Ave. corridor will be open to all ground floor offices and the staff lounge, and the main stairs from the Ground Floor to First Floor will reopen. The main elevator will not be operational until it has had the final inspection, which should be the third week of October.

Updates on the Widener renovation and library access can be found at:
http://www-hcl.harvard.edu/widener/construction/library_access.html


Click on image below for a printable (PDF Acrobat PDF format ) copy of the Ground Floor map.

Although the Library Privileges Office is shown on the map, it will remain on the First Floor in room 195 until October 21 when it will move into its new location on the Ground Floor.



This story appears courtesy of the Harvard College Library Communications Office
http://hcl.harvard.edu/news/
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