Highly Paged Books: Second Relocation Phase Completed

2015 Book Move, Phase Two

Update 27 July 2015: Periodicals from the second floor of Library North are being relocated to the compact stacks in the basement of Library North.

The Pollak Library has listened to and is responding to faculty and student concerns about the inability to browse book stacks on the earthquake-damaged floors in Library South. These interim steps allow us to make books available for browsing again prior to the building being renovated.

See Also: First Phase Announcement and  Second Phase Announcement


As part of our continuing effort to keep the campus community updated on the status of this ongoing 4-part move, the Pollak Library is pleased to report additional progress.

  • PHASE ONE (Completed): We have finished moving all of the history books (call numbers D through F) into the open stacks area of the Library North Basement (PLN-30).
  • PHASE TWO (Completed): We have finished moving language and literature books to the 3rd Floor of Library North and government documents to the 6th Floor of Library South. Call numbers P-PT (language and literature) and Q-QA (general science and mathematics) have been moved to the 3rd floor of Library North as well.

To date, the Pollak Library has relocated a total of more than 501,000 items, including more than 324,000 books moved from Library South to Library North. Just this last week, more than 28,000 items were relocated.  We update our online catalog weekly as to the new location of our books.

This work is being done by Interim Stacks Coordinator Dan Phillips and student assistants working under his direction. We would like to thank Dan and his students for their excellent work!

Book Move Phase Two, 3rd Floor North

Book Move Phase Two, 6th Floor South

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