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.
|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|