Auburn University's Draughon Library to close for construction between semesters

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As construction on the adjacent Mell Classroom Building passes the halfway point, Auburn University will close the Ralph Brown Draughon Library for nearly four weeks while crews work inside the building. The library will be closed immediately after finals conclude on Dec. 10 and will reopen Jan. 7.

Intersession and holiday break library services will be offered at the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction (LADC) in Dudley Hall.

"By closing during the break, we allow the builders a chance to more quickly move forward with this major project," said Bonnie MacEwan, Dean of Auburn University Libraries. "Managing the project this way cuts down on the number of users impacted by noise, plus it will help ensure that the classrooms are available for fall 2017 classes."

Auburn University Libraries will continue most operations during this period, including all online services.

"Anyone looking for a comfortable place or in-person services will find them in the LADC branch," MacEwan said.

For library users planning to conduct research during the time between semesters, AU Libraries, upon request, will move materials out of the RBD Library temporarily to the LADC for use there. For a full list of deadlines for material requests and information on the full range of services and equipment at the LADC, visit:

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