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Woodruff Library Level 1 renovations underway; changes to Health Sciences Center Library lobby start this month

This is the view facing the back of Peet’s Coffee & Tea on Level 1 of Woodruff Library. Workstations have been temporarily removed to make way for a new undergraduate student commons, to include new carpet and furniture and more power outlets. Photo courtesy Emory Libraries.

Renovations begin June 13 on Level 1 of Emory’s Woodruff Library, which will be redesigned for undergraduate use.

The space will be updated with new furniture and carpeting, additional seating and more power outlets for charging portable electronic devices.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which is closed for the summer, and the group study rooms will remain on Level 1, as will Student Technology Services (STS) and the meditation room.

During the renovation, however, all of Level 1 will be inaccessible except for STS.

Work has already begun, with workstations removed and carpeting and shelving torn out in the weeks after Commencement.

Most of the cabinets of microfilm and microfiche, as well as most of the government documents collection, are moving to the Library Service Center, the Georgia Tech-Emory shared facility that opened in 2016. Items from these collections will be available upon request. The government documents that remain in the Woodruff Library will be relocated to Level 2.

A small number of microform cabinets will remain on Level 1; patrons should contact the Library Service Desk on Level 2 for assistance in finding materials by emailing Two of the microform readers will be moved to Level 2.

Renovations are expected to start around the same time for the lobby of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, which will include a new service desk. Both projects should be finished by the start of the fall 2017 semester.

Watch for an expanded story at the start of the fall semester on the renovations’ features and upgrades.

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