As part of extensive renovations to Simon Hall this summer, Kopolow Library has packed its books and moved! Staff and some resources are re-locating to Bauer Hall for the summer and will return to Simon Hall and a 40% larger library.
“It’s going to be dramatically different,” says Kopolow Library director Ron Allen. “When we reopen this August, the Business Library will be a larger, enhanced, more user-friendly space for our students and faculty. We’re really excited and eager for the fresh start looking ahead to this fall.”
Allen says he looks forward to welcoming users to a refreshed library space in Simon Hall in August, following renovations this summer. In the interim, many Kopolow resources and the library staff will remain accessible in a temporary home inside Bauer Hall (Room 250) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact them at email@example.com or 314-935-6963.
Students will also find more seating—and more seating options—for both quiet and collaborative study, plus more places to plug in laptops and other devices. A laptop lending program will increase access to technology as well.
The Business Library’s book collections moved to the West Campus Library on Saturday, May 10, and will remain there until the library reopens in Simon Hall. While the West Campus stacks are not browsable, library users may still access Business Library materials by locating them in the online catalog and making a delivery request. Within a couple days of submitting such requests, users can pick the items up at the temporary library space in Bauer Hall or any Danforth Campus library (see map) of their choosing.To return Business Library materials this summer, users may simply drop them off at any Danforth Campus library or book-return bin.
The newly renovated library in Simon Hall is scheduled to reopen the week of August 18, with an official opening day to be announced later this summer. For more information about the Kopolow Business Library renovation, contact Sarah Laaker, manager of user space planning and campus liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.