Two upcoming projects affect access to
and services this summer
Campus libraries are advising users to prepare for two
projects beginning this summer that will affect access to library collections
Sprinklers will be installed in the Wilson Library special
collections stacks, and science library collections will locate to the Wilson
Library science stacks.
Special collections disruptions
Installation of fire sprinklers in the special collections
stacks will begin in late summer or early fall and continue through the
2011–12 academic year.
During the project, each of the library’s nine stack levels
will be closed for six to eight weeks to protect special collections materials.
The materials in each work zone will be enclosed in floor-to-ceiling protective
sheeting and will remain inaccessible until the floor reopens.
People who anticipate needing specific special collections
materials for research or teaching during the summer or the 2011–12
academic year should contact Wilson Library as soon as
possible. Staff will make every effort to work with users to identify and make
these collection materials available during the project, especially if they
receive early notice.
The project is expected to cause little disruption in the
reading rooms, exhibit galleries and other public areas of the library. It will
not affect the Music Library or the science collections in Wilson Library.
Direct questions and requests for
materials to Wilson Library (962-3765 or firstname.lastname@example.org). As the
project progresses, updates will be posted at library.unc.edu/wilson/research/sprinklers.html.
Science library relocations
Also this summer, collections of the Brauer Math/Physics and
the Geological Sciences libraries will be consolidated with the biology and
chemistry collections already in the stacks of Wilson Library. Science
collections are accessible from the library’s South Road entrance, opposite the
The library is adding hours for the combined collections to
facilitate browsing, and has purchased expanded backfiles for 42 e-journals in
physics and the physical sciences to improve online access. The Carolina BLU
delivery service will also continue to deliver books to faculty campus boxes,
and to the library of choice for students.
Science librarians will have home offices in the newly
opened Kenan Science Library in Venable Hall. They will continue to serve the
departments with consultations, instruction, collection development and custom-
The project to install sprinklers in the Wilson Library
special collections stacks will not affect access to or retrieval of materials
from the science library stacks.
Updated information about the relocations, including move
dates and contact information, will be posted at library.unc.edu. For more
information, contact Carol Hunter, associate university librarian for
collections and services (962-1301 or email@example.com).