Monthly Archives: May 2007

6th Floor of the Renovated Library

When the book movers left today there were only a few more bookcarts left to be shelved on the 6th floor. This means they’ll be starting on the 5th floor sometime tomorrow. The move is going well, and it’s nice to have all our books back together again. Some have been in deep storage and are very dusty. Others were in the 50 UN Plaza building, and the rest were in the now permanently closed First Floor Library. It’s good to have space for everything.

Gold Reading Room Hours

The Gold Reading Room is open to Hastings grads studying for the bar.
The following are the open hours until July 24, 2007:
Mondays through Fridays 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (closed the 4th of July),
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM.

Removing Books from Storage

This is one of the rooms we’ve been using to store books during the renovation. The books were arranged on shelves in the same order as they would be in an open library. When a student or faculty member needed a book, they would fill out a form, or request the title online, and a staff member would “page” the book from these shelves.
The wooden cart, with 3 shelves on each side, is filled with books and then shrink-wrapped for transport to the new library.

The Move is Beginning

The 5th and 6th floors of 200 McAllister are complete, the 4th floor is still in progress. Last week we received a shipment of books that had been placed in deep storage back in the summer of 2005. These books, boxed and on pallets, await the movers who will start taking them to 200 next week.
We are starting the move with items slated for the 6th floor. If all goes well, we will add items slated for the 5th floor the following week and have two streams of books being moved at once. The book carts will be color-coded so it will be easy to see at a glance which books go where.