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Rethinking Tozzer Space

Tozzer Library  

Tozzer Library


February 23, 2012 – The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) has announced plans for a Tozzer Anthropology Consolidation project  that entails a comprehensive renovation of the 40 year-old Tozzer Library building to create a vibrant new space that brings the library collections and programs into close proximity with the Anthropology Department faculty, students, and staff. When the project is complete in early 2014, the full-service library will occupy levels LL and 1 and will include 54,000 high use volumes in all subfields of anthropology, special collections, current journals, circulation/reserves, reference support for teaching and learning, graduate student carrels, staff offices, new teaching space, and flexible group study rooms. Levels 2, 3, and 4 will house offices for the Social Anthropologists, bringing them closer to the offices of the Archaeologists in the adjoining Peabody Museum, and will also include research project space for faculty, shared offices for support staff and approximately 34 graduate students, a seminar room, classroom, and TF meeting rooms, plus a department collegial space within the central atrium. Aging building systems will be replaced with energy efficient ones, making the space green as well as more comfortable. Tozzer Library will be relocated temporarily to the first floor of William James Hall from June 25, 2012 until completion of the project.