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This timeline shows activity starting in spring 2015, with data gathering and campus input from students, faculty, staff and alumnae continuing through the summer and fall of 2015. The project committees and working groups are working to ensure that the college’s design and aesthetic ambitions for the New Neilson Library are realized in the context of its program requirements as well as the campus as a whole. The current Neilson and Alumnae Gym buildings will close for construction on May 21, 2017 and reopen in the fall of 2020. 

For information about Library collections access and services during construction, see Library Services Now.

Date Milestone
Winter-Summer 2015 Library Talks & Library Staff Engagement
Fall 2015-Winter 2016 Programming & Campus Engagement
Spring-Fall 2016 Conceptual Design Phase
October 2016 Conceptual Design Revealed
January 2017 Young Science Library Closed
May 21, 2017 Neilson Library & Alumnae Gym Close
May 21-September 4, 2017 Special Collections Closed for Moving
June 1, 2017 Young Library Reopens as Central Library Service Point
Summer 2017 The Five College Library Annex Opens
September 5, 2017 Special Collections Reopens in Young Library
Fall 2020 The New Neilson Library and Alumnae Gym Open