Odegaard Closing for One Week, then Will Re-Open with Renovated Spaces Open

The Ode­gaard Library will close for the spring/summer interim from Fri­day, June 14 at 5pm to Mon­day, June 24 at 8am.  When the library re-opens on June 24, all of the ren­o­vated spaces will be ready for stu­dents to use.  Every­one is wel­come to visit and explore the changes made dur­ing the year-long ren­o­va­tion project.  You’ll see lots more light  and color, inno­v­a­tive active learn­ing class­rooms, write­able walls, team rooms ideal for group study and media view­ing, a dra­matic atrium and much more.  Wel­come (back) to Ode­gaard on June 24!

Furniture on the Move!

Booth 1st Floor

      Dur­ing the next week or so, lots of new fur­ni­ture will be moved into the first floor and   around the atrium on the sec­ond and third floors. There will be large tables, task chairs on wheels, soft seat­ing, and small con­ver­sa­tion tables.  The built-in booths are com­plete with mon­i­tors for use with a lap­top.  The seven new study rooms each have a large mon­i­tor, good for video view­ing and more.  Courses are already being sched­uled in the two active learn­ing class­rooms for Autumn Quar­ter 2013 and beyond.  We are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing every­one into the new spaces this summer!

More pho­tos are on Flickr at  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ouglrenovation/.


Odegaard Open 24 Hours Now Until Friday June 14

Ode­gaard Library will be open 24 hours until Fri­day, June 14 at 5pm. This includes the week­end of June 7–9,  a new tra­di­tion begun just last Autumn Quar­ter when ASUW  requested that the library be open 24 hours the week­end before finals week. A cur­rent UW Husky Card is required for entry between 8pm and 8am.

The hours of all the UW libraries can be found at http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/.

Innovative Writing Center to Open in New Space in Odegaard Library

The Ode­gaard Writ­ing & Research Cen­ter (OWRC) will open in an excit­ing new space on the first floor of the library in late June and with a new and inno­v­a­tive pro­gram. The library’s ref­er­ence ser­vice and the OWRC’s writ­ing ser­vice will work together in the space to pro­vide stu­dents easy access to expert help in com­plet­ing their writ­ing and research projects.  The OWRC will have cafe-height coun­ters, round tables for tutor­ing ses­sions, a meet­ing room, a small ref­er­ence library, and a wel­come area with com­fort­able seat­ing. It will be a wel­com­ing space for stu­dents! See pho­tographs of the new OWRC and the rest of the first floor at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ouglrenovation/.

Ode is Changing!

Ode­gaard Library will be chang­ing rapidly as we approach com­ple­tion of the ren­o­va­tion.  On Wednes­day, the remain­ing con­struc­tion wall on the 2nd floor will come down, open­ing up a clear view of the atrium from all sides and all the way up to the sky­light. The new stair­case is get­ting wood trim and the new wood ceil­ings are being installed. Car­pet lay­ing has begun today on the 3rd floor where there has been cement floor. The 2nd floor will get new car­pet on the cement floors next week.

Two active learn­ing class­rooms are being con­structed. New tech­nol­ogy, instruc­tor podi­ums and stu­dent tables will be installed begin­ning on April 15. You may also notice the case­work painted a warm poppy color. One of these units will have six com­put­ers; another will have print and scan sta­tions. The case­work will be get­ting inter­ac­tive signs and wood slats later in April or early May.



Open 24 Hours the Weekend Before Finals and During Finals Week

Ode­gaard Library will be open 24 hours from Fri­day, March 15  until Fri­day, March 22 at 5pm. This is a new tra­di­tion begun just last Autumn Quar­ter when ASUW  requested that the library be open 24 hours the week­end before finals week.

Dur­ing the week­end of March 15–17, only UW stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff with a cur­rent Husky Card may enter the build­ing dur­ing the fol­low­ing time peri­ods:  Fri­day, March 15 at 6pm to Sat­ur­day,  March 16 at noon; and Sat­ur­day, March 16 at 6pm to Sun­day, March 17 at noon.  Dur­ing finals week, a cur­rent Husky Card is required for entry between 8pm and 8am.

The hours of all the UW libraries can be found at http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/hours/.


Odegaard Library Will Be Closed During Spring Break

Ode­gaard Library will close for spring break from March 23, 2013 — March 31, 2013.  The clo­sure will allow the con­trac­tor to com­plete the per­ma­nent entry lobby, which will be located just south of the tem­po­rary lobby.  We will re-open at 8am on Mon­day, April 1, the first day of Spring Quarter.

When we are closed March 23–31, 2013:

Print­ing and scan­ning is avail­able at all other cam­pus libraries. Instruc­tors can send us reserve lists online at http://www.lib.washington.edu/types/course/instructors/request or drop off print lists at the Media Cen­ter, 3rd floor of Suz­za­llo Library.  For LMS sup­port (Canvas/Catalyst/Tegrity), UW-IT can be reached at 206–221-5000 or help@uw.edu.

January 2013 Construction Update

Ode­gaard has re-opened after our win­ter break clo­sure. Lots of con­struc­tion progress dur­ing the clo­sure, most dra­mat­i­cally the addi­tion of new glass walls on the 3rd floor and the instal­la­tion of the wood sculp­ture ceil­ing. We are begin­ning to see the new stair­case take shape, too. View pho­tos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ouglrenovation/.

Here’s a quick sum­mary from our con­trac­tor, Morten­son, of the mile­stones expected over the next few months:

3rd floor: Steel rail­ings, wood/glass into the rail­ings, light­ing, dry wall, door frames installed.

2nd floor: atrium stair treads/landings, steel rail­ings, wood/glass into the rail­ings, wood ceil­ing under the stairs installed.

1st floor: atrium stair treads/risers, dry­wall, wood ceil­ing, inter­ac­tive walls, slid­ing doors, atrium seat­ing, a/v equip­ment installed.

Also on the 1st floor the new vestibule will be built.