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Work To Begin On DePauw Library Renovation

May 22, 2001

May 22, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw University's Roy O. West Library will soon have a new, old look. On June 4, 2001, construction will begin to create a new facade for the library. "It will be more classical, to correspond with neighboring Asbury and Harrison Halls," according to Patricia A. Birkemeier, assistant to director of libraries Kathy M. Davis.

"The main concern is that people know how to find the entrance," said Birkemeier. The current main entrance to the library will be closed during construction. A temporary entrance will be set up on the south side of the Library, and can be accessed from Larabee Street (which runs behind Harrison Hall). A book drop will be available at that location.

1958 roy o west library bwDuring construction, which is expected to be completed in August, parking will be available for DePauw faculty and staff in the parking lot of the Olin Biological Sciences Building or on Larabee Street. Public parking will be available on Indiana Street.

Roy O. West Library opened in 1956, and has a collection of 318,627 volumes. The library's home page can be accessed here: http://www.depauw.edu/library/default.htm

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