Library to Begin Fire Suppression Replacement Project

Starting May 14, Picker Memorial Library will begin a critical construction project to replace the fire suppression system throughout the building.

As this is a large-scale project, construction will continue through the end of December. The library will remain open with normal service hours during the entire project, although each floor will have limited access during its scheduled phase. When feasible, service points and equipment will be relocated. While library staff will work to minimize disruptions, expect the following impact on services:
Construction noise
Work will end by 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Reduction of study rooms and seating

Restricted access to collections located in each phase

Some closure of service areas for short periods of time
As the construction progresses, watch for signage in the building or check the project website for the most current information about the schedule and temporary relocations of services. During times that collections are restricted, the library encourages the use of e-resources, MOBIUS and interlibrary loan.

The library staff is working to balance the protection of materials with patron needs, however, visitors should be prepared for delays in obtaining materials in affected areas. Questions or concerns about the project can be directed to the library service desk at 660.785.4051 or 660.785.4533.