|Olive Lane will re-open soon. Click here for the larger map.|
|This is a model of the University Library Phase I addition.|
Another milestone in the University Library addition and renovation project will take place in the next few days with the re-opening of Olive Lane.
The arterial pathway to the center of campus has been a construction staging ground for many months. The fencing in the area will be removed soon allowing for an unobstructed pedestrian pathway near the University Library. (See map.)
The library expansion is on track to open next fall. Major construction is nearing completion. However, there is still considerable interior work to be done such as the installation of shelving, flooring, telecommunication system, furniture and equipment.
Once completed, the $58.5 million project will provide a state-of-the-art regional educational center, complete with classrooms, a research commons, a productivity center, a two-story grand reading room, 23 group study rooms, five group listening rooms, 24-hour research lab and a full-service Starbucks.
The project was designed by Carrier Johnson Architects and is being constructed by Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
For more information on this construction project, contact Leatha Elsdon at (909) 869-4931 or email@example.com. For University Library information, contact Harold Schleifer, University Library dean, at (909) 869-3088 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Andrew Naranjo, library addition project manager, at (909) 869-3730 or email@example.com.
**Update: Olive Lane re-opened, Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.**