More and more detail work is in progress up on the second floor of the Johnson building. The top image below shows the approach to the new children’s library from elevators. In the distance, you can see some of the red nonfiction shelving that has been assembled. The second photo is a look inside the program room within the children’s library. The natural light is streaming in from one of the newly-replaced second-floor windows.
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The replacement of the windows on the second floor of the Johnson building is well underway. There are nine arched windows in all — three along Blagden Street, three along Exeter Street, and three along Boylston Street. The new windows are energy efficient, more transparent than their tinted predecessors, and have more space between each mullion.
Here is a view of the second floor of the Johnson building where nonfiction collections, reference services, and a community reading area will be located as well as a new children’s library and teen space. What’s shown is stacks and stacks of stacks that are in the process of being assembled and installed around the second floor to hold the nonfiction collection. Newly-constructed restrooms are in the background and the entrance to Teen Central is off to the right. Teen Central will house its own collections as well as a digital lab, lounge for gaming and films, and a quiet study area.
Audiobooks and DVDs are now located in the Orientation Room, which is on the first floor of the McKim building. Soon, new books — fiction and nonfiction — will also be located in the Orientation Room.
To find the Orientation Room (pictured above): Enter on Dartmouth Street and turn left before you reach the main staircase. The Orientation Room is ahead of you. Refer to the library’s map or speak to a staff member if you have any difficulty finding the Orientation Room.
Additional moves include: CDs to the Arts department (completed), which is on the third floor of the McKim building; and self pick-up of books on hold to the lower level of the McKim building (upcoming).