Curious about what's going on at C. Y. Thompson Library and the future Dinsdale Family Learning Commons?
Demolition of both the interior and exterior is underway. According to Joe Goodwater, UNL Facilities, the end of demolition is approaching. New duct work is already being installed and soon a plastic barrier will enclose the building to keep the interior above freezing temperatures. In 18 months, the C. Y. Thompson Library will return on the ground floor of the building while the main floor will be the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons filled with study spaces, and a coffee shop. The second floor will hold a 40-seat active learning classroom, more study spaces, and the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program.
Architectural renderings and plans for the future are available for viewing.
Library services are still available on East Campus during the renovation. Currently service is available at the Libraries Depository & Retrieval Facility (LDRF) and on November 18, library services will open in the former Dairy Store location in Filley Hall/Food Industry Complex. Hours for the temporary location can be found here.
Below are several more photographs of the demolition's progress: