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LIBRARY: Alternate entrances, hours during construction

August 17, 2010


As part of the current work to create green pedestrian boulevards and improve campus sidewalks, the library’s stairs and front patio will also be upgraded. In order to complete this work quickly and safely, the library’s front entrance will be closed, and building access and services will be adjusted as follows:

Temporary entrance
libraryGlass doors on the north side of the building, lower level, will serve as a temporary entrance and exit during construction. The entrance is accessible from the sidewalk that runs parallel to Emerson, behind the day care center.  This labeled entrance will be attended all hours that the building is open. Signs placed at the front and rear of the library and on the paths near MI will help guide you to the doors.

Temporary hours
Today through Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday - Closed
Sunday -1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday (Aug. 23) 8:30 a.m  to 5 p.m.

Aug 24 until construction is complete:

Monday through Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday -  8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Temporary book drop
drop boxUntil access to the front of the building is restored, the Mail Center’s mail slot, in Pearsons Hall, will be a temporary after-hours drop-off location.  Library staff will make daily trips to collect returned items. For assistance renewing eligible Beloit College library materials, contact the circulation desk at ext. 2230, or the reference desk at ext. 2544.

Visit the library web page ( as construction progresses for updated hours and recommended pedestrian paths. Feel free to contact Lisa Viezbicke (, ext. 2486) or the reference desk (ext. 2544) with questions about access to the building or library services.