Update | ON HOLD: HVAC system renovations at Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering (Macdonald-Stewart Library Building)

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Update - October 5, 2017

This project has been postponed for the time being. More information to come. 


A major ventilation renovation project at the Schulich Library is underway. Mechanical systems, including exhaust and ventilation, will be upgraded in order to bring systems up to modern standards and improve energy efficiency. This project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Post-secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, consists of replacing the 34-year-old single system, located in the Frank Dawson Adams Building, with three independent systems that will serve Schulich Library, the main auditorium of the Adams Building, and multiple offices in the Adams Building. The air-mixing boxes in the Library Building will also be replaced to accommodate the changing needs of the building due to an increasing density of students. This project will affect all six floors within Schulich in phases beginning in the basement level moving upwards chronologically to floor six. Noise and vibrations will occur in affected areas.

Project timeline: September 2017 to April 2018 (schedule subject to change)

Please note:

  • Schulich Library will be closed from Thursday, January 18 to Monday, January 22, 2018.
  • The sixth floor will be closed from Saturday, March 3 to Sunday, March 11, 2018.
  • Reserve collections and services remain accessible and will continue to be available.
  • Additional study spaces available are available through the Library system. Please consult the branch listing.

 

Timeline, scope of work & impact on users

Timeline Affected Area Scope of Work Impact to Users
September/ October 2017 Basement (east side) Life Science print journals packed and shelves dismantled. Area and journals unavailable for the duration of the project
November 2017 Basement (west side) Construction work Area off-limits
  Main floor Construction work Library entrance reduced to a corridor
December 2017 Main floor Construction work Consultation area and collection unavailable. Librarians relocated, offices closed off.
  Third floor (east side) Construction work, dismantling shelves, packing books. East side closed off. QC661 T35 to QH 541.5W3 W449 unavailable.
January 2018 Third floor (west side) Construction work, dismantling shelves, packing books. West side closed off, AC1 to QC 661 S74 unavailable.
January 18-22, 2018 Entire branch Construction work CLOSED
February 2018 Fourth floor (east side) Construction work, dismantling shelves, packing books. East side closed off, QH543 A54 to TC1665 I57 unavailable, graduate cabinets inaccessible.
  Fourth floor (west side) Construction work West side closed off.
March 2018 Fifth floor (east and west side) Construction work. Closed off one after the other over the course of the month. Some seating unavailable.
  Sixth floor (east side) Construction work, dismantling shelves, packing books. East side closed off, WA150 I61 to Z7935 C32 unavailable.
March 3-11, 2018 Sixth floor Construction work CLOSED
April 2018 Sixth floor (west side) Construction work, dismantling shelves, packing books. West side closed off, TD2 V43 to WA950 I394 unavailable.

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