Starting July 2021, the three skylights situated above the main seating section of the Library (curved couch, large tables, and outside the computer classroom) will be replaced. Scaffolding and safety barriers will be installed in July, and work is expected to continue into mid-August. All three skylights will be removed and reinstalled with a new energy efficient skylight system.
Due to the nature of this construction, there will be significant noise at times in the Library. There will be reduced seating on the first floor, some study carrels will not be accessible, and the round staircases leading to the second and third floor will not be available for use. Accommodations will be made at alternate locations on campus to provide quiet study spaces. Daily work will begin early and is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon. Daily construction information and noise levels will be posted at the Library’s entrance. As the start date nears and work progresses, important information will be communicated through the Library website, on LSL NOW, and by Twitter announcements.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out by email to Mary Piorun, Lamar Soutter Library Director or by phone at 508-856-2206.