At long last, the renovation of the three floors of the north half of Odum Library is now complete. All three floors have new carpet, new paint, new ceilings and lighting, new HVAC ductwork, a new skylight, and new furniture in all open public areas. Additionally, the library has added 12 group study rooms. The renovation has helped create a seamless transition between the original library building and the library addition, opened in 2004.
Thank you for your help with this transition.
We appreciate your patience.
The original Odum Library building will be renovated beginning summer 2009. The original building was built in 1969-1972. When the Library Addition was planned in 1997, part of the construction was to include a renovation of the original building, but that phase had to be omitted because of cost increases during planning and construction of the Addition.
Interior renovation of the original building will be done in three phases, and will take place over the next two or three years. The project will replace the heating/ventilation/air-conditioning system, replace sprinkler heads, install new smoke detectors, replace ceiling tiles, add new lighting, replace carpet, and paint. The renovation will make the interior design similar to that of the Addition. Some structural changes will be made to interior offices, improving space and design. On the third floor, new study rooms will be added, replacing the existing, small study rooms and the built-in carrels.
When the project is finished the whole Library will be seamless, aesthetically pleasing and more functional for users.
Please note that dates are subect to change.
Phase 1 (2nd Floor): Completed
|Dec. 14, 2009|
Phase 2: (1st Floor):
|Sept. 22 , 2010|
Phase 3 (3rd Floor):
|Aug. 02, 2010|
|Feb. 18, 2011|
Note: All service points previously located on the second floor have returned to their original locations.
|Collection/Office||Status of Move||Location during Renovation|
|FAMC M||Complete||3rd Floor Shelves, after the LZ's and M's|
|Oversize||Complete||2nd Floor, south of the Ref Desk (at the end of the "Reference Alcove" section)|
|(Call no. ranges)||A-DK||Complete||2nd Floor, west of the Main Circulation Desk.|
|DK-F||Complete||2nd Floor, east of the Main Circulation Desk.|
|M||Complete||3rd Floor, after the LZ's (across the atrium)|
|U||Complete||2nd Floor, east of the Ref Desk (across the atrium)|
|V||Complete||2nd Floor, east of the Ref Desk (across the atrium)|
|Z||Complete||2nd Floor, east of the Ref Desk (across the atrium)|
|FAMC [Scores]||Complete||3rd Floor Shelves, after the LZ's and M's|
|FAMC [Scripts]/[Plays]||Complete||3rd Floor Shelves, after the LZ's and M's|
|GHP Scores||Complete||3rd Floor Shelves, just outside the GHP Room (top of stairs, north side of library)|
|Microfiche||Complete||1st Floor Hallway, by door connecting 2 halves of the library|
|Microform Readers||Complete||Copy Room 1629|