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We anticipate construction to be complete in early 2021. The timeline for reopening the physical spaces of the MIT Libraries, currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unknown at this time. The Libraries’ plans for reopening spaces on campus will follow Institute, local, and state guidance. Please visit our service updates page for the latest updates on library services and MIT Now for information on planning for the 2020-21 academic year.
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How are you incorporating input from the MIT community into the design process? How can I share my thoughts, concerns, or suggestions?
There are a number of sources of community input we have incorporated into the renovation planning process thus far:
- Questions in our triennial user surveys have asked students, faculty, and staff about what types of spaces they need;
- We have been experimenting with different furniture types and configurations and sound zoning in Hayden and collecting feedback;
- Open forums were held by the Task Force on the Future of Libraries and the Libraries Space Planning Group; and
- Workshops were held by Kennedy Violich Architects with MIT community members in spring 2019.
We have also been gathering comments submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are welcome to share your own thoughts with the project team at this email address and your interest in talking with us about the renovation.