Scaffolding has been placed on the perimeter of the building to allow access to the roof, and temporary fencing has been placed around the exterior of the property for safety precautions while the work is completed. Additionally, the loading dock and parking areas behind the building will see heavy traffic throughout the project.
Capital projects like this one are critical for University Libraries to provide important services, such as faculty research, student classes and community events. For some students, it's the resources available inside the library that are vital, but for others, it's the only place they can have quiet time to study and complete assignments. In order to make these types of services available, a safe and secure building must be provided. The project will cost $1 million dollars and be an investment for University Libraries.
If you are visiting Jackson Library this summer, you may hear construction noise and feel some vibrations throughout the building.