Tech Zone Construction Begins November 29, 2021

Construction in the new Tech Zone area will officially begin on Monday, 11/29/2021. The work they will be doing will make this space off limits to customers and staff. This means that the hallway south of the old Technical Services workroom will be unavailable and you won’t be able to use the west stairs to get to the second floor. However, you will still be able to use that stairwell to get to the first floor and lower level.

The staff elevator will remain available to access the lower level and the 1st floor, however you won’t be able to use that elevator to access the second floor and cut through the old Technical Services workroom. To get to the second floor you will need to use the rotunda stairs, the admin elevator, or the stairs on the east side of the building that go up to admin.

There will be a little electrical work going on this week, but the elevator and hallway will still be accessible. Next week they plan to begin demo. The project is scheduled to be completed in April 2022. We will provide updates as we have them and we will provide details over the coming months about the staffing and training plan for this space.

4 thoughts on “Tech Zone Construction Begins November 29, 2021

  1. Debbie Stanton on said:

    Hi all! I put up laminated signs in the elevator and stairwell today to remind us all not to take them up to the 2nd floor. It’s not official until Monday, but I wanted to make sure the signs were up. Thanks! Debbie

  2. Lynn Shirley on said:

    If customers are using the elevator how are we going to stop them from getting to the basement workrooms? Are we using the elevator that used to go to talking books?

    • Debbie Stanton on said:

      Hi Lynn, Customers won’t be using the staff elevator. During construction only the crews and staff will be using the elevator. After construction, it will remain a staff-only elevator.