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Lavery Library closed after Finals, library services move temporarily to Lavery Under the Steeple in Kearney Hall
Demolition is underway. View a project update from January 2024.
Exterior facade work begins
Interior finishing work begins
Doors open for students
You can find us at Lavery Under the Steeple in Kearney Hall, Room K050.
K050 is on the ground floor of Kearney Hall, near the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Service Desk. You can enter through the accessible entrance near Wegmans School of Pharmacy or use any of the entrances to Kearney and take the elevator or stairs to the ground floor.Lavery Under the Steeple
The library will maintain regular hours during the renovation. View hours.
Library services will be based in Lavery Under the Steeple in Kearney Hall, ground floor. You can visit us for:
Visit Lavery Library’s services page to learn about all the services we will provide throughout the renovation.
Yes, Fisher students, faculty, and staff can still borrow books during the renovation.
You can browse a small part of Lavery Library's collections at Lavery Under the Steeple in Kearney Hall, ground floor. To access the rest of our circulating collection you can use our Request for Pickup option when searching our Big Red Box.
Equipment, such as wireless chargers and iPad accessories, remain available at the Checkout Desk.
Yes. Course reserve items, including those professors request be placed on reserve for a course and other popular course texts, remain available at Lavery Under the Steeple in Kearney Hall, ground floor.
Faculty with questions regarding course reserve materials or film viewings can contact the Checkout Desk at email@example.com or (585) 385-8165. Visit Lavery Library's Faculty Support page for more information about course reserves.
Yes. At Lavery Under the Steeple, you will find:
Yes, we will have a room in Lavery Under the Steeple just for quiet study. You can find the quiet study room in K054.
Other options for quiet study:
The following classrooms are reserved for weekend and weekday evening quiet study (6-10 p.m.) from 2/19 – 3/8:
Other spots on campus that are prime for studying include:
We will not have small study rooms in the temporary location available during the renovation.
Here are some other options for study space:
We look forward to offering you many study rooms after the renovation!
Due to very limited space, we are unable to offer visitors access to computers or browsable access to most of our collections.
If you are an alumnus looking to use library spaces during our renovation, we recommend calling ahead to determine seating availability or planning your visit for academic breaks. We also recommend other spaces on campus, like the newly renovated Tepas Commons, where you can still access library databases on the guest Wi-Fi.
Questions? Contact the Checkout Desk: (585) 385-8165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“ This is a historic project for the University, one that reimagines an iconic campus building and expands its purpose to provide current and future students with coordinated services and resources. The transformation of the physical space will mirror the supportive culture already established in the Fisher educational experience. ”