Closings and Outages, Collections and Resources, Davis Library

Construction in Davis Library to Begin in February for Odum Institute Move


UPDATE: Following a break for spring exams, Odum Institute construction in Davis Library will resume on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

Construction will begin in Davis Library in early February to prepare office, computing, and teaching space for the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. The Institute will relocate in 2013 from Manning Hall.

Demolition and construction are likely to cause noise and disruption throughout the semester on the southeast corner of the library’s second floor, possibly carrying to other areas. Access to library materials and computers will not be affected. Most seating on the second floor will remain accessible.

The Library is coordinating with contractors to minimize disruption. Work will generally end by 7 p.m. to permit quiet evening study. No work will take place during high-use periods, such as mid-terms and finals.

The move builds on existing close relationships between the nation’s oldest social science research institute and the Library. The organizations offer complementary services and instruction in areas such as geographic information systems and data management services. Researchers in many disciplines regularly consult with staff from both organizations.

For questions related to the construction or relocation, contact Carol Hunter, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services: or (919) 962-1301.


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