Thursday, May 26, 2011

Library Construction Update

Summer weather has arrived in South Carolina, and those working outside on our new library addition are feeling the heat. However, humidity and the scorching sun are no match for this hard-working crew. Since beginning in late April, they've made great strides in the building of the new Bryan Family Information Commons. the sidewalk in front of th library has been removed and replaced by massive holes meant to house pilings that will act as the foundation for the building. The construction crew has also partially removed the facade of the west side of the library in order to connect the new addition to the existing building.

All of this progress, however, does not come without some disruption. Jackhammers and bulldozers never rose to popularity because of their tranquil, soothing sounds. Never fear, Kimbel Library is here. If you are troubled by the noise while working in the library, please feel free to take advantage of the free earplugs located near the main entrance of the library. Simply turn the orange knob at the bottom of the dispenser until it has produced the desired number of plugs. These earplugs are disposable, so feel free to  throw them away when leaving the library. Stay tuned for more updates as we make more progress on our new Bryan Family Information Commons. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

New Book Drop at Kimbel Library

Construction on the new library addition has begun, and our main entrance has been closed. To enter the library, guests must enter through a new entrance on the southwest side of the building near the entrance to Java City. As a result of this new entrance, the location of our book drop has changed. If you would like to return library materials after hours, you can place them in our new book drop located just beyond our new southwest entrance. Finally, Kimbel Library has begun our summer schedule:

Monday - Thursday8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday11:00 am - 7:00 pm

We would also like to take this time to give a big cheer for all of our new graduates, and wish them well on this new and exciting chapter of their lives.

Have a great summer!