2018 marks the year we leave our quarters in Bailey/Howe Library and take up residence in the historic Billings Library. We will be closed from July 6-29 for moving. We plan to reopen in Billings on July 30. Check here for construction updates and photos.
In early March, Special Collections staff joined UVM architect Kate Coffey and project coordinator Scott Miller for another building tour. Here are some photos of the work in progress.
The North Lounge.
Special Collections staff, Kate Coffey and Scott Miller inspect the Apse, our future exhibit space.
A view from the balcony looking down on the main lobby and into the Apse.
Jeff Marshall and Scott Miller in the Round Room. Work stations for processing and scanning will surround the central stone pillar.
The construction crew is getting ready to pour concrete around the rails for the compact shelving in the closed stacks.
We have updated our hours to indicate that Special Collections and University Archives will be closed from July 6-29 for moving. We plan to reopen in Billings on Monday, July 30.
Construction crews are hard at work renovating the architectural landmark designed by H.H. Richardson. Roof repairs and exterior stone work were completed in the fall. Interior spaces have been gutted and are now being adapted for Special Collections and University Archives. On several occasions, our staff members have donned hardhats and safety vests to see the work in progress. In November we joined the projects architects to help pick the carpets.
The renovation project should be complete by late spring, and Special Collections staff is gearing up to make everything ready for a summer move. We are planning a grand opening celebration in the fall, followed by a year of outstanding programs and exhibits.