2019 Spring-Summer Collection Relocation Project

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Project Summary

The Schulich Library Collection will need to be relocated due to the temporary, two-year closure and renovation of the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building. To make room for STEM materials, the CJK Collection, Map Collection and other items will be shifted within the McLennan-Redpath Complex. Low circulating materials will move to dark storage.

Project description

Over the course of the Spring and Summer 2019 semesters, several collections including the collection of STEM materials housed in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering and the Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK) Collection located on the second floor of the McLennan Library Building, will be relocated to various areas of Humanities and Social Sciences Library in the McLennan-Redpath Complex. The goal of the move is to ensure that STEM materials are accessible during the temporary two-year closure and renovation of the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. The Schulich Library will formally CLOSE on May 15, 2019 and will reopen when the major structural repairs, masonry stabilization, HVAC system replacement and overall refurbishment is completed by the end of 2021.

The following collections are affected:

  • 250,000 low-use volumes from the Redpath Basement will move into “dark storage” at a secure storage facility in order to make room for the Schulich collection and the Chinese Japanese Korean (CJK) collection. McGill Library is working with Procurement, Campus Planning and Facilities Management to select a qualified company to pack, move and house the majority of Redpath Basement material for two years, which will be placed in dark storage. This low use material will not be accessible during this time. Should a title in dark storage be required it can be requested through McGill Interlibrary Loan service (ILL).
  • 160,000 Schulich Library volumes will move to the basement in the Redpath Library Building.
  • 87,000 Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) volumes will move from the second floor of McLennan Library Building to the basement of the Redpath Library Building.
  • The Map Collection on the second floor of the McLennan Library Building will be integrated into the Map Room on that same floor.

 

Please note that during spring/summer 2019, users will have limited access to certain materials and see increased traffic and noise in affected areas. Users looking to take out materials from the Schulich Collection are asked to do so before May 15, 2019.

 

Timeline, scope of work and impact on users (subject to change)

Timeline Affected Areas Scope of Work Impact to Users
February 2019 (over several days) McLennan Library Building, second floor The map collection on the second floor of McLennan will be integrated into the Map Room on that same floor. Limited access to certain materials and increased traffic and noise in affected area.
March 1, 2019 (over 6-8 weeks) Redpath Library Building basement Materials moved to basement in Redpath Library Building. Limited access to certain materials and increased traffic and noise in affected area.
March 20, 2019 (4-6 weeks) Redpath Library Building basement Redpath Basement Storage Collection (low use journals and historical monographs) will be boxed, moved off-site, stored and unavailable.  Catalogue records will reflect this change. Users directed to use InterLibrary Loan service.
April 2019 (over 4 weeks) Schulich Course Reserves Area Schulich Course Reserves for summer 2019 term moved to Humanities and Social Sciences Library. Faculty to notify Schulich Library staff of selected materials to be placed on reserve for classes scheduled during the summer 2019 term. Students to access course reserve materials for summer 2019 term in Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
May 1, 2019 (over 3 weeks)

Redpath Library Building basement

McLennan Library Building , second floor

Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK) volumes move from the second floor of McLennan to Redpath Library Building basement.

Limited access to certain materials and increased traffic and noise in affected area.
May 15, 2019 (over 4 weeks)

Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering

Redpath Library Building basement

Schulich Library volumes will move to the Redpath Library Building basement. Schulich materials not accessible at this time. Users looking to take out materials from the Schulich Collection are asked to do so before May 15, 2019.
   

 

 

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