Coming Soon – More Student Study Space

May 13, 2019 Update: Now that it’s summer and we can make a little more noise, we’ve been working hard to remove items from the 5th and 6th floor stacks. Last week, we were able to double our previous weekly average, moving over 7,000 items!

May 7, 2019 Update: You may have noticed that we took a break from the journal move project last week.  Now that exams are over, we’re hard at work again!

April 24, 2019 Update: Moving has officially started!  Last week nearly 3000 journals were removed from the 5th and 6th floor stacks and we will continue to move items this week, as well.

April 17, 2019 Update: We’ve started identifying materials to be moved and will begin pulling these items from the 5th and 6th floor shelves soon.  Don’t forget to ask at the Library Services Desk if you need help with anything in the work areas.

April 8, 2019 Update: Planning is currently underway and the project to provide more student study space is slated to start next week!

In preparation, signage will be placed near the 5th floor work areas to help guide you to the information you need while we work.

Keep an eye out for future signage on the 6th floor as well, including the project timeline, fabric samples, furniture to come, and the new layout of the floor at the project’s end.

You asked, and we listened!

The 5th and 6th floors of Cooper Library are being redesigned to provide more student study space!

To achieve this, materials from the 5th and 6th floors are being relocated to our Offsite Storage Facility.  If you can’t find what you need, ask at the Library Services Desk.  If you need an item that’s in storage, want to request a journal article or book chapter, or you need to get an item we don’t own, submit a request through Resource Sharing.

The new and spacious 6th floor of Cooper Library will be ready and waiting on your return in Fall 2019!

For project updates, please visit the project webpage.  Please direct questions to Robin Chambers, Project Manager, at; or Christopher Cox, Dean of Libraries, at

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