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Library Renovation Project is Underway
Library renovations on the fifth floor of Armour Academic Center are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 23. We plan to keep the library and the Center for Student Success open during construction, but there will be no access to the computer lab and quite a bit of noise. Patrons will be directed instead to the computers on the 7th floor, and to the lab space in METC on the 9th floor.
The 5th floor space will be closed entirely on the day(s) that new carpet is installed; when we have a timeline, we will communicate that. Construction should be completed by the beginning of August.
During construction, members of our library staff will be stationed directly outside the library doors and will be able to provide assistance and direction. Hours are subject to change during this time.
We are excited about this renovation project, as we are creating more modern, open, and accessible spaces for Rush Library users. Please see the library and Center websites for the most current information regarding access and hours.
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