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Timeline

The following chart shows activity starting in 2015, with data gathering and campus input from students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. The Library Design Committee is working to ensure that the college’s design and aesthetic ambitions for the New Neilson Library are realized in the context of the functional requirements for a 21st century library.

For detail about Library access and services during construction, see Where's My Library?

Date Milestone
Winter-Summer 2015 Library staff engagement
Fall 2015-Winter 2016 Programming & campus engagement
October 2016 Conceptual design revealed
January 2017 Young Science Library closes for renovation
May 2017 Neilson Library & Alumnae Gym close
June 2017 Young Library reopens as central library service point
Summer 2017 Relocation of books and materials; relocation of existing utilities; site prep
Fall 2017 Demolition of library additions and interior
Spring 2018 New building foundations and structural steel framing
Fall 2018 New building construction and interior fit-out
Fall 2020 The New Neilson Library opens