Construction & Space Planning

Spring 2024 Update

The Blagg-Huey Library is currently undergoing and anticipating a few construction projects that may impact your library visits. 
 
Currently, the Garden or lower level of the Blagg-Huey Library is undergoing some repairs from damage during the winter storm in early January 2024. Because of the construction, the silent study area and silent study rooms on the Garden Level are closed. During the repairs, the restrooms on the Garden Level are still open, including the gender-neutral restroom. Construction is moving quickly and we hope to have the spaces reopened by the end of the spring semester. 
 
You may have noticed the barricades located in front of the Blagg-Huey Library. These barricades are helping our visitors stay safe as work is underway to repair the large round windows located on the 3rd floor. The windows are in the process of being replaced with an expected completion date at the end of the spring semester.
 
Beginning in March 2024, the Blagg-Huey Library will undergo a multi-part construction project focused on the 2nd floor. This construction project will be focused on the large open area between the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence and the TWU Libraries administration offices. This project will include renovations to the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, the building of a new Psychology Resource Lab that will mirror the Write Site, and a new office area for our research and instruction librarians. While work is being completed on the second floor, the Pioneer Center has temporarily relocated and can be contacted via email: pioneercenter@twu.edu to set up an appointment. The Psychology Resource Lab has also relocated and is available for appointments, simply email PRC@twu.edu for availability. We anticipate these spaces being reopened at the end of the Summer semester. 
 
As part of the larger 2nd floor project, we will also be removing the librarian cubicles on the 1st floor of the Blagg-Huey library in the student computer areas. This will allow for more tables and spaces for students to work on the 1st floor. In addition, we are relocating our general collection materials to the south side of the 3rd floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. Once the extra shelving is removed, we look forward to offering more seating on the 3rd floor as well as displays and exhibits from our Special Collections and University Archives department in the north side of the library. 
 
If you need help finding a place to study individually or as a group during these construction projects, please visit our Information Desk on the 1st floor or contact informationdesk@twu.edu or 940-898-3701.
 
Thank you,
Abigail Morris, Associate Dean of Libraries 

Spring 2023 Update

Spring is quickly approaching as we continue our construction project in Blagg-Huey Library. The third floor of the library is now open for use. Students are welcome to reserve study rooms online, visit the Wellness Room for some much needed quiet and relaxation, utilize the Graduate Study Space and the Lactation Room. With the opening of the third floor, our crew has moved to the second floor which will remain closed until April. If the construction noise is ever an issue, please visit the Information Desk for available options. We greatly appreciated your patience and understanding while we make these very necessary updates to our beautiful Blagg-Huey Library.

While work is being completed on the second floor, the Pioneer Center has temporarily relocated and can be contacted via email: pioneercenter@twu.edu to set up an appointment. The Psychology Resource Lab has also relocated and available for appointments, simply email PRC@twu.edu for availability.

Thank you,
Kris Reed, Associate Dean of Libraries

Winter/Spring 2023 Update

Happy 2023 and welcome to the Spring semester. It is nice to see you once again and we look forward to continuing to work with you for your information needs.

The sprinkler project is progressing well as work continues on the 3rd floor of Blagg-Huey. Once the 3rd floor is completed, the workers will move on to the 2nd floor (around February 3rd). At that time we will reopen the 3rd floor and you can once again reserve the study rooms and use the various seating areas.

We are still waiting on the repairs to the outside of the building to address our water leakage issues. At this time there is no date on when this will start but we will keep you posted.

Renovations on the 2nd floor will begin this summer which includes changes to the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, the Psychology Resource Lab, and the Reference area of the library. We hope to have that completed and ready to go next fall.

We appreciate your patience during this time of change. If you need a quiet place to study, please come to the Information Desk for assistance.

Thank you,

Kris Reed, Associate Dean of Libraries

Fall 2022 Update

First of all, WELCOME BACK to all of our students and faculty. It is wonderful seeing the excitement that is all around the campuses. We look forward to working with you to provide the resources you need for success.

Change seems to be constant in the Libraries with regard to space utilization and planning. Currently Starbucks is undergoing a renovation, which should be done before the end of September.

The outside of Blagg-Huey Library will be undergoing repairs this fall to correct some water leakage issues. Roof work will take place, windows will be resealed, and the façade will be repaired. Barricades are currently in place for safety.

The University will be installing a sprinkler system in Blagg-Huey this fall. Work will be scheduled on a floor by floor basis. There will be signs up to keep you updated on our progress. The Library will remain open during this construction which will last well into the spring semester. Study space will be somewhat limited when we close off the second and third floors. The first floor will remain open, even when the construction is ongoing on that floor. This is because only half of the floor will be done at a time.

We have a supply of noise-cancelling earplugs available at the Information Desk in Blagg-Huey should you need them. Also, staff are happy to assist you in finding a quieter space for study if you want that.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these various building improvements.

Kris Reed, Associate Dean of Libraries