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project overview

LB-4 closure and book move

The packing and moving of the books on LB-4 to an offsite storage facility began on December 16 and will continue through the holidays. These steps are in fact the “easy” part. A number of complicated issues had to be… Continue Reading →

LB-2 construction update

The renovations on LB-2 are proceeding according to plans and should be ready in January 2017 as scheduled.

LB5 opening on Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m.: Here’s a sneak peek

The renovation of LB5 Mackay side is basically completed. Only a few more details require attention. Work on LB5 Bishop side is progressing at a good pace. In the photos below, you’ll notice a vivid colour palette of bright blues and greens… Continue Reading →

Temporary reference, circulation and course reserve areas on LB3

Above: Rendering of the Webster Library’s main staircase, © Menkès Shooner Dagenais Letourneux Architectes Phase 3 of the renovations is probably the largest of the four phases since it will encompass all of LB2, including the entrance, the circulation and reference desks,… Continue Reading →

Phase 2 (LB5) starting soon

The contractor will be starting Phase 2 of the Webster Library Transformation as soon as possible. Phase 2 will consist of the renovation of the entire fifth floor. LB5 East will include the graduate students’ rooms and two additional study rooms… Continue Reading →

Phase 1: Close to completion

Construction work is progressing according to schedule in LB3 East and in the future classrooms on LB3 West (rooms 320 and 322). Construction for the ventilation, plumbing, architectural and electrical work for Phase 1 is now completed. Walls are being… Continue Reading →

Collection Reconfiguration Project: One large step towards a healthy collection

The Webster Library Transformation project has offered the opportunity for yet another first: a comprehensive assessment and reconfiguration of our library collections at both campuses. This review will include different document types and formats including reference material, circulating monographs, government… Continue Reading →

Updates on closures and construction noise

With the Webster Library Transformation project underway, there are now some brief closures and expectations of construction noise. January 19 (11 p.m.) to January 20 (4 a.m.) The study rooms and the computer workstations on the south side of LB2… Continue Reading →

Phase 1 of the Webster Library Transformation Project starts in January 2015

For the first phase of the Webster Library Transformation Project, LB3 East and the North stairway are closed for construction. This wing will reopen in Fall 2015. Computers and DPrint machines were relocated to LB4. The Interlibrary Loans office has relocated to LB-331 (on… Continue Reading →

Our vision for the Webster Library

More study seats to accommodate a growing student population The Webster Library will be expanded and renovated to increase space by 27% and increase the number of study seats by 113% (1,550 to 3,300). 11 types of study spaces will… Continue Reading →

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