Construction workers are making great improvements to the rooftop area of Cravens Library. Work began May 13 to fix the wall around the roof and the roof. To ensure a safe environment, the exterior of the building has been fenced off to patrons; however, the building is open and accessible through the ground and 4th floor entrances as well as the Helm Java City entrance. All entrances are expected to be open at the beginning of the Fall semester in August.
According to Daniel Peach, Library Facilities Coordinator, the renovation was definitely needed. “The roof has been in disrepair for some time now, most recently leading to massive leaking on the 7th, 8th, and 9th floors of Cravens,” said Peach.
The roof repairs are scheduled to continue through October 11, but will not limit access to the building in any way.