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Library Renovations


Renovation Update - 12/11/17

Phase 1 (flooring) – completed

· Deselection and removal of books and shelving
· Bid/quote process for flooring installation
· P/O for flooring submitted

Phase 1 (flooring) – in process

· Dust containment apparatus installation
· Carpet removal
· Sand floor to remove old glue
· Level floor
· Install new flooring by end of December 2017
· Install new furniture (date uncertain)

Phase 2 (classroom buildout)

· Documents/Engineering - start 12/04/2018
· Bidding - start 1/15/2018
· Permits - start 2/05/2018
· Construction - start 3/19/2018
· Completion - 6/18/2018

Renovation Update - 8/29/17

Shelving breakdown and removal from the 2nd floor will begin around Thursday, August 31st. Because this will be noisy work, it will be done between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am.

Renovation of the Library’s 2nd floor begins on August 19. The shelved items being removed are older journal volumes and issues, which are available electronically and through Inter-library loan. No textbooks or monographs are being removed from the Library for this renovation.

After this weekend, Phase 1 renovation work will occur mostly after 9:00 pm to keep noise and distraction at a minimum for Calder’s patrons. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

The renovation will open up the 2nd floor for more study and collaboration space, and will include 8 small group classrooms along the perimeter. Below are the phases for the renovation. Renovation updates will appear periodically at this site, including projected completion dates.

Phase 1 Remove journal volumes, shelves & carpet; install new flooring
Phase 2 Mechanical work and construction of 8 small group classrooms
Phase 3 Electrical & data work
Phase 4 Purchase and install new furniture

Please visit the Library’s Website and use the Patron Suggestions & Comments tab to anonymously ask questions, leave comments, or make suggestions about the renovation or other Library matters. You may also email me at or call me at 305-243-6441.

JoAnn Van Schaik
Executive Director
Calder Memorial Library

Calder Medical Library