It’s A Wrap! Sort Of.

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On Friday, September 6th, we finished accessioning and filing all items moved offsite!

We’re still tying up a few loose ends, so please be patient as we sort through these issues.

 

The remaining collections and shelving on the 6th floor will be removed by September 18th, with the books shifted down to the 5th floor, and plans are underway to clear some space on the 5th floor for seating in the future!

New This Week

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With the workers ahead of schedule at Offsite Storage and finishing up this week, Cooper has seen some recent improvements, as well!

New electrical has been installed on the third floor and new study room walls are going up this week.

New furniture will arrive for the sixth floor this week, and although additional flooring and painting work in the elevator foyer may need to be rescheduled, both floors are on track for a grand reopening!

Be cautious in both areas, but do check out the new space!

Offsite Storage Update

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There’s a lot going on at Cooper, but we are still working hard at our Offsite Storage Facility – in fact, we’re hitting record numbers!

Since August 6th, 36,307 items have been shelved using four workstations simultaneously!

You can request items that have been moved to Offsite Storage through the library catalog; they will be pulled and routed to Cooper (or the branch of your choice) and held for you to pick up!

 

 

The Restricted Section

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As of this week, access to the 6th floor is restricted to library staff and construction crews as we continue to shift the collection down to the 5th floor, remove empty shelving, and install new carpet.

While inconvenient, this is for your safety!  We are happy to pull items from the 6th floor for you, and hold them at the Library Services Desk; please contact the desk or place a request for the item online.

Just Keep Shifting!

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We’re still shifting the collection from the 6th floor down to the 5th this week, and we’re taking down the physical shelves as we go.

New carpet for the 6th floor is slated for installation next week!

Shifting Shelving

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Iron Mountain will finish their work in Cooper Library today and turn their attention to Offsite Storage.

With their work done, we can focus on shifting the remaining books on the 5th floor of Cooper.  Once finished with 5, we will begin to move the books on the 6th floor down to 5 as well.

Expect noise, dust, and mislabeled shelving during this time, but know that we are working as hard as we can to stay on track for the fall semester!

 

Staging

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With Iron Mountain in the building, the Journal Move project is picking up pace!

One corner of the 3rd floor has been commandeered for staging the shrink-wrapped carts of books before transport, but the staging area will move to the 6th floor soon.  Please be careful as you use each floor, and remember that pulling and shifting are taking place on the 5th floor, as well.

Iron Mountain should be completely finished in Cooper Library around August 7th.

Phase 2 (Official!)

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It’s official!

We’ve finished marking items to be rehomed and have now transitioned into the 2nd phase of the project.  Iron Mountain, an organization dedicated to storing, protecting, and managing information is helping to physically move materials to the Libraries Offsite Storage Facility.

Library employees will be moving along behind them to shift remaining materials.  Please be aware of noise and construction, and if you need help locating an item, please visit the Information Services Desk.

Artwork credit: Raven Guerra

Phase 2 (Almost)

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We’ve almost reached the Relocation Phase of our project!

We are working on logistics now, so that a company can help us begin moving items to our offsite storage facility next week!

Fleet of Carts

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We’ve been working so hard, that we’ve broken most of our aging fleet of book carts!

At least 6 carts have been surplussed due to the project, with 7 remaining for use and we are planning to purchase 10 new heavy duty carts!