APRL prepares for Grand Opening

Library reading roomThe last major component of the new library space—the elevator—has been completed. We are now waiting for final inspections so we can occupy the space.

We are also working on finishing touches, including signage and displays, and preparing for the Grand Opening festivities October 28–29. Plan now to join us Friday, October 28 for a celebration dinner and Saturday, October 29 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours, a pictorial cancellation, displays, and special Saturday hours for the library and APS departments. Details will be available by August, but you can visit the APC visitors page to start making your travel plans.

During this transition time, the library is open to visitors in the old library space. The books and journals have been moved into the new library, but our staff are ready to retrieve them for you. We have even brought long journal runs on carts for researchers. If you are planning a visit, you can save some time by emailing us or calling 814-933-3803 ext. 240 to request materials to be ready for your arrival.