Irwin Library—Summer Closure

Irwin Library will be closed starting Monday, May 9 to facilitate the next phase of the project to modernize its air handling system. Like the previous closure in summer 2017, Libraries staff and faculty will work out of the Science Library, recently renovated and re-opened in Holcomb 200.

The Information Commons (IC) Desk in the Science Library will be open Monday–Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (9:00 to 5:00 on Fridays) starting May 9, to offer all services usually available in Irwin. The Science Library will remain on 24/7 card access for Butler users outside of the IC Desk’s open hours.

If you need books, scores, or media from Irwin over the summer, you can make a request through our WorldCat Discovery online catalog. New “Place on Hold” buttons on each WorldCat item detail page will allow you to sign in and request that an item be retrieved from Irwin and placed on hold for you at the Science Library for pick-up during IC desk open hours. Item retrieval will happen once a day in order to minimize disruption to the contractors, and you’ll receive email confirmation when a request item is ready. All interlibrary loan and PALshare items will be available for pick up at the Science Library as well. The Education Library at South Campus will be unaffected by this summer’s work.

Private study room access at Science may be reduced due to temporary office usage, but most will be available daily, and all available outside of regular business hours.

Irwin Library is holding up pretty well at nearly 60 years old, and we appreciate your patience while it has some work done. We expect to re-open, with more effective airflow controls, starting Monday, August 1.