Extreme Makeover – Maps Department

An overdue renovation of the Maps Department in the Main Library was completed this summer. The old, worn carpet was replaced with tile. The walls were painted and the collection was re-organized. While this may not seems like a massive undertaking, the key challenge was the temporary relocation of dozens of map cases.

Each of these cases was moved into the corridor or the Government Documents Reading Room on the third floor. Then after all of the work was completed in the department, the cases were returned to their original home.

Today, the Maps collection staff is back to business as usual – in a clean, updated department.