Plaza Construction – Summer 2022

Due to the construction on our front plaza, The Ames Library will be accessible by appointment only starting late May/early June. Please contact the Library Services Desk (309-556-3350) to set up an appointment. Entrance to the library will be via the loading dock on the west side of the building; parking is available on N. East Street. Materials can be returned using the book drop on the west side of the building, in the traffic circle near the School of Art.

Over the summer months, librarians and staff can be contacted by the usual means, via email or phone. We will continue to provide consultations, provide interlibrary loan service, loan materials, and will be hosting scheduled events such as campus tours, the inaugural Digital Humanities Fellowship Program, and second language placement testing during Rising Titan advising. We are happy to host additional activities, if needed, with notice. Our summer hours remain the same as in previous years, 8 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday. 

Many thanks to our colleagues in Physical Plant for their work on this project, and for installing a ramp and lighting outside our west entrance!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact University Librarian Stephanie Davis-Kahl.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration as our plaza is improved.

The Minor Myers, jr statue is in storage during the duration of the project.
We’re working with Physical Plant to recreate the “What’s Your Passion?” inscription post-construction.

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