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Freel Library Window Replacement Project Update: Home

From March 1 - June 30, 2023, construction work will take place in Freel Library to replace all windows and carpeting on the upper level.

Update, 5/24/2023:

Work continues on the upper level and exterior of the building. Remaining items include installation of large windows; interior and exterior painting; carpet/tile replacement; and electrical work. The project is on track to complete by 6/30/2023. 

  • The art books (call numbers N-NX) have been temporarily relocated to the lower level and are shelved in the middle of the Language and Literature Collection (P-PZ). Please refer to signage and/or ask a library staff member if you need help locating an art book.
  • The A-M and Q-Z stacks are (mostly) once again available for browsing. However, some stack areas are temporarily blocked by furniture. If you need an item and can't get to it, please let library staff know; we'll do our best to help.

The upper level computers and printer are unavailable. Computers and the new BlazerPrint system are available for use on the main level.


The Quiet Zone (upper level of library) is closed for study until further notice. Please seek alternate study space. Book stacks upstairs remain available for browsing and use. Expect noise and disruption in the area.

We know that many of you rely upon the upper level of the library for quiet, distraction-free study space, and we apologize for this disruption.

  • Looking for quiet study space elsewhere on campus? Try Mark Hopkins Room 110 (first floor, accessible) or Mark Hopkins Rooms 210 or 212 (upper level, access via stairs)

At times throughout the project, noise and vibration may affect other areas of the library and result in temporary relocations of staffing and services. More information will be shared as the construction schedule is established -- please watch this space.