The radical changes in the health campus have prompted us to re-examine the traffic patterns (both pedestrian and vehicle) of our many users. The result will be a new entrance on the lower floor of the library. Since the Hardin Library opened in 1974, our users have been served by a single entrance on the third (main) floor. Now that Newton Road and the new parking lot are located to the North of the building the number of users entering the building from that direction has increased considerably. The added entrance will allow students and staff to enter the galleria (the stairwell pass-through) and walk directly into the library on the first floor without having to climb the two flights of concrete stairs to the third floor entrance. The building will thus be in better compliance with ADA guidelines as the Hardin elevators are only a short distance from the new doorway. The new entrance will be staffed and we anticipate that shortly after its completion, book circulation and return will be possible from this new location.
Posted in: Miscellaneous– December 21, 2002