University of Illinois: “University’s Historic Libraries Renovate to Ensure Accessibility”
From The Daily Illini:
Older libraries such as the Main Library, which was built in 1924, continue to renovate to improve accessibility for students. The University Library announced major plans last October to renovate the Main Library, which is estimated to cost about $54 million, according to a press release.
Renovations began a few weeks ago with the moving of the library’s information desk from the second floor to the first floor, according to Greg Knott, University Library’s assistant dean for business and human resources.
The Main Library’s renovation plan, which also entails renovating the main reading room and replacing the oldest part of the Main Stacks, is projected to be completed by 2024.
The Undergraduate Library is also working on building a new accessible sound booth located in the Media Commons, according to Craig Grant, associate director of Campus Code Compliance and Fire Safety. Construction started in the summer and is expected to be completed soon.
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