July 23/13: Library Access Changes
Please be advised that the front doors of the MacOdrum Library have re-opened and all access to the library is now via an outside ramp next to Dunton Tower. There will be no tunnel access to the library until further notice. The temporary doors giving tunnel access for people with disabilities and access through the doors on the Southam Hall side of the building are closed. Updates about the construction will be provided as information becomes available.
Your co-operation and patience is appreciated during this time.
Feb 4/13: Asbestos Removal on Level 5
Removal of asbestos containing material on the 5th level of the MacOdrum Library begins on Monday February 4, 2013. The asbestos remediation operations will be completed according to Ontario Regulation 278/05: Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Building and Repair Operations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Nov 26/12: Noise in Learning Commons on Tues. Nov 27th
There will be excessive noise on Level 3 in the Learning Commons area tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 27. The noise will last throughout the day and is part of the ongoing construction project at MacOdrum Library.
Please be advised that during the upcoming exam period that begins on Dec. 6, there will be additional study space made available in Paterson Hall. Information about the location of the study space will be announced once it is confirmed.
Your patience and co-operation is appreciated.
Oct 16/12: Tunnel work at Paterson Hall and Southam Hall
Please be advised that there will be some construction work being done in the Paterson Hall/Southam Hall tunnel area beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16 and is expected to be completed by the end of the week. This work is part of the library renovation. As a result of this work, the tunnel floor may be wet but every effort will be made to keep the area dry.
While this tunnel area will be a little more congested than usual, there won’t be any access issues for wheelchairs or golf carts. Your co-operation and patience is appreciated.
Oct 1/12: Library Construction Update
As a result of the library renovation, a large number of bays of books on the 5th floor have to be relocated. This process will take a few weeks. Please note that the books will always be accessible but the affected stacks will be out of the standard order. There will be extra stacks staff available to assist users to locate books and/or retrieve the books for them.
Starting Oct. 2, there will be welding occurring on the 5th floor and it is expected that there will be a burning smell, as well as some smoke caused by the welding. There is no cause for alarm and library staff will be on the 5th floor monitoring the situation.
If you have questions, please contact the Library Welcome Desk at 613-520-2600 ext. 2733
Sept 4/12: Construction Notes
With the new school year starting, this is a reminder that the renovations to the MacOdrum Library are continuing and will do so into 2013.
During the construction period, the main entrance of the library is located on the south-side (Southam Hall side) of the library. A ramp has been built at the south side entrance for additional accessibility.
Please note that until further notice, there will be no tunnel access to the library.
There will be periods over the next few months where sections of the collections will be unavailable while a fire suppression system is installed. As information becomes available, it will be posted on the library website at http://www.library.carleton.ca/ for details. During this time, only staff with safety equipment will be able to enter those areas and retrieve books. Books should be retrieved within an hour of being requested. Each area will be closed for about a week. Please consult the library’s website for further information at: http://www.library.carleton.ca/.
Major construction will be taking place on level 2 and there will be signage to indicate which parts of the second floor are affected. During this period, access to the rest of the library will be through a narrow corridor which will also have signage. As a result, this will mean that the Information Commons computer lab will be permanently moved to the extension wing of the library. There will be about a week when the lab will be out of service during the move. When that timeline has been confirmed, the dates will be posted on the library’s website at: http://www.library.carleton.ca/.
Study areas will be reduced over the next semester in particular. Construction noise will impact even the quiet study areas.
* Level 1 – study area in extension
* Level 2 – a new classroom is being constructed in the old library building, this will be a study area when not being used for teaching; study area in extension
* Level 3 – study area and computer lab in extension, some carrels in old library building
* Level 4 – study area will be reduced when construction on new elevators and link to new floor added
* Level 5 – study area will be reduced when construction on new elevators and link to new floor added
If you have further questions, please contact the Library Welcome Desk at 613-520-2600 ext. 2733.
Aug 13/12: Main Entrance Hallway Closed August 14th to 28th
The main entrance hallway will be closed for two weeks starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 14. The library entrance remains the same but once inside, the rest of the library is reached through the Circulation Office on the left, and then a smaller corridor. The pathway will be indicated with bright tape that will lead library patrons to the elevators and further signage about how to reach different areas will be posted.
The Joy Maclaren Centre will be closed until Sept. 4. Its clientele has been informed and arrangements have been made for them to use the Paul Menton Centre.
Aug 7/12: Air Conditioning Shutdown Wed. August 8th
On Wednesday, August 8th, the cooling system for the Library will be shutdown in order to relocate the chiller and condensor lines on the roof. The shutdown will begin at 6:00am and will continue for the duration of the day.
July 31/12: Water Shutdown Wed. August 1st
On Wednesday, August 1st at 10pm, the domestic water supply in MacOdrum Library will be shut off in order to repair a broken valve. The shutdown is anticipated to last about one hour. Water will be turned back on once the repairs are complete.
June 11/12: Library Main Entrance is Moving
The main entrance of the library will close the week of June 11, 2012 and will remain closed for the duration of the construction. When the main entrance closes, access into the library will be relocated to the south side door (near Southam Hall).
A ramp has been built at the south side entrance for additional accessibility.
April 20/12: Pedestrian Pathway and Library Parking Garage Information for April 24
The pedestrian pathway between the library and Southam Hall will be closed on Tuesday, April 24 between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to work being done on the outside of the building.
Please note: Pathway access to Southam Hall and its elevator will still be available from the Quad.
Update: Library Parking Garage Access
The two pedestrian exits from the library parking garage will be closed on Tuesday during this time. Access to the underground parking garage will not be interrupted and a flag person will be on site to control traffic.
Reminder: Para Transpo
Any person requiring drop off or pick up by Para Transpo in the Library/Southam Hall area should use the University Centre or Paterson Hall pick up and drop off areas.
April 11/12: Access to Library via the south (Southam) side of the building closed April 12 and 13
The south side walkway between the library and Southam Hall will be closed to all pedestrian traffic Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 due to heavy construction occurring on the outside of the library building.
Any person requiring drop off or pick up by Para Transpo in the Library/Southam Hall area during these two days, should use the University Centre or Paterson Hall pick up and drop off areas.
Please note that access to the library parking garage will not be affected.
April 2/12 Update: Library Main Entrance Closure
The closure of the main entrance to MacOdrum Library will now occur at the end of April, after the exam period is over. At that time, access to the library will be through the south side (Southam Hall side) door only. A ramp is being built for additional accessibility. Once the front entrance to the library is closed, it will be closed for the duration of the construction.
March 26/12 Update: Library Road Closure
Library Road will be closed from the entrance to Parking Lot 1 to the traffic circle near the Azrieli Pavillion. This closure will be in effect until the end of construction. All companies affected for delivery purposes will be notified. The only access to the roadway will be given to emergency vehicles.
Para Transpo is aware of the road closure. Please note: When making arrangements with Para Transpo, they are able to provide clients with alternate locations on campus for pick up and/or drop off.
March 20/12 Asbestos Removal
Renovation work will require the removal of asbestos containing materials (i.e. textured ceiling finish on the 3rd and 5th floors). Each floor will take approximately two weeks to complete. The asbestos removal work is expected to be finished by the end of April, 2012.
The asbestos remediation operations will be completed in accordance to Ontario Regulation 278/05: Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Building and Repair Operations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Carleton’s Environmental Health and Safety Department will be reviewing and inspecting the operations performed by the asbestos abatement contractor, as well as collecting air samples, to ensure the safety of the occupants within the Library and to ensure that compliance with Ontario Regulation 278/05 is maintained at all times
March 19/12 Key Dates
March 19/12: Due to the construction, there will be no tunnel access into the Library except for persons with disabilities starting March 19. The access for persons with disabilities will be from the Dunton corridor only. This access will only be available until April 25. After that date, there will be no tunnel access to the Library until further notice. The Loeb/Paterson Building tunnel to the Library will be closed to everyone starting March 19.
March 26/12: Library Road will be closed from the entrance to Parking Lot 1 to the traffic circle near the Azrieli Pavillion. This closure will be in effect until the end of construction. All companies affected for delivery purposes will be notified. The roadway will only be open to emergency vehicles. As ParaTranspo will not be able to drop off persons with disabilities at the Library Loading Zone due to the closing of this end of Library Road, ParaTranspo will be able to enter Library Road from the other end and drop persons with disabilities off at the turn around circle. The sidewalk will be available for use to the accessible entrance of Azrieli Theatre.
April 5 to 24/12: There will be 100 study spaces made available in Porter Hall. This will be quiet study space and will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Power access and Internet access will be limited.
April 10/12: The front door of the library will be closed as of April 10 and for the duration of the construction. During this time, access to the library will be through the south side (Southam Hall side) door only. A ramp is being built for additional accessibility.
March 9, 2012 Tunnel Seating Area Changes
Seating and vending machines in the tunnel near the Library are being removed over the weekend, March 10-11, 2012, as part of Library renovation construction. Additional seating will be provided
Information about the alternative tunnel seating will be posted near the Library tunnel entrance.
February 17, 2012 Construction Staging Areas
The MacOdrum Library Expansion project commenced December 2011. The construction staging will be executed in two phases.
Phase 1 includes mobilization of the contractor and hoarding of the receiving area at the back of the existing Library – this will be closed off for the duration of the project (18 months). As a result there will be no parking or access in this area. (map)
Phase 2 commences March 2012 and increases the construction staging area, blocking off Library road from the turnabout, up to the west end of the existing Library. This will be closed until April 2013. (map)