The replacement of the flooring on the eastern section of the portico is nearly complete, and work will shift to the western section shortly. When that happens, the western section will be roped off, but visitors will be able to enter the building through the eastern doors. Exterior book drops will remain accessible.
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Work has begun on the entrance portico to remove the existing surface and replace it with new tile that will be more attractive as well as more slip- and chip-resistant. Removal of the existing surface will require some use of jackhammers, but that part of the work will be completed each day by 10 a.m. at the latest.
The project is being done in phases to ensure that one of the front entrances remains accessible throughout. Currently, that is the left-hand, or west, entrance. Three of the exterior book drops have been temporarily relocated to that side of the portico.
A virtual fly-through of the first-floor renovation design is now available online.
The location of the entrance to the Research Library has temporarily changed. It is now located at the far west side of the entry porch; as you face the building, you’ll see double glass doors on the left side, just beyond the wooden construction barricade.
New entrance doors are being installed behind the barricade. It is expected that those doors and the new circulation desk will be in operation within the next month.
New book drops have been installed on the Research Library portico and are available for use, in addition to the ones located on the wall at the northwest corner of the portico and inside adjacent to the circulation desk. Please note that the following items should not be placed in book drops but should instead be returned to the location from which they were checked out: reserves, recalled items, interlibrary loans, one-day loans, and unbound periodicals.
UCLA Facilities Management will be resurfacing the plaza in front of the Research Library from June 16 through July 15. The work is being done in two phases, with the west side being done first, followed by the east side; access to the entrance will be maintained throughout the project, and signage will direct visitors around the work area.
This project is not part of the Research Library renovation; it is one of a number of similar resurfacing projects being done this summer in areas including in front of Bunche Hall and around the flagpole next to Dickson Plaza.