Before the move; the shelves on the left side of the floor
Before the move; shelves on the right side of the floor
Looking back the side aisle outside Kathleen's office toward Tech Services
At the start of the move; you can see one of the research tables in the foreground
Two rows clear!
All cleared out - left side
All cleared out - right side
Looking toward the front of the floor from the far back left corner, outside the rare books room
The last of the three carrels along the back wall was dismantled and removed.
Temporary home for some of the Mennonite Historical book collections on the main floor
Second floor was closed for the summer. All MHC periodicals were moved to the aisles on this floor.
Second floor: Additional MHC periodicals along the aisles and walls.
Second floor: MHC periodicals on the left, and various manuscript collections on the right.
May 28, 2008: Urbana University purchased our shelving and came to remove it. This photo shows the left side of the first floor with the shelving removed.
Looking back toward the right side of the floor as the shelving is removed.
Urbana's truck and trailer holding their "new" shelving!
Floor and rail system in place and ready for carpet
Closeup of rail and plywood platform
Floor and rail, looking back towards front of floor
June 9, 2008 - Shelf components waiting for assembly.
June 9, 2008 - Shelf components waiting for assembly
June 9, 2008 - Shelving unit uprights
June 9, 2008 - Frontmost section of mobile carriages assembled and on the rails
June 9, 2008 - Second section of carriages on rails with back section of carriages mid-assembly
June 9, 2008 - The lineup of shelves
June 9, 2008 - End panels showing mechanical assist lever connection point. Shelves on either side.
June 9, 2008 - More shelves waiting for new homes
June 9, 2008 - View towards restroom hallway. Black end panels (center), shelf unit uprights (left) and shelves (right).
June 9, 2008 - View of floor looking up towards future patron research space - from the back of the shelving area
June 11, 2008 - Mobile units are almost finished!
June 11, 2008 - Mobile units almost finished - from the right side looking across
June 11, 2008 - looking down between two mobile sections - this shows how wide the aisle will be between
June 11, 2008 - Eventually a stationary shelving unit will be installed in the foreground up to the column and also directly behind it.
June 11, 2008 - Back wall of the floor. Eventually 24" deep stationary shelving will be installed along the wall in front of the windows. The shelves will come out as far as where the rail ends in the photo.
June 11, 2008 - Looking along the side aisle, near the workroom. The end panels have not yet been installed - they can be seen leaning against the wall in the background (black panels)
June 11, 2008 - the final mobile carriage, waiting for uprights
June 16, 2008 - Carpeting is complete in the main section of the floor.
June 16, 2008 - View across future patron research space
June 16, 2008 - Completed carpet in the side area past the office
July 7, 2008: The public research space looks a bit like a furniture warehouse while we await paint and carpet in the back workroom.
July 7, 2008: Boxes from the back workroom fill the new shelving in temporary locations.
July 7, 2008: Flat book storage for our rare Bibles and other larger volumes.
July 7, 2008: Clearing out the back workroom in order to make way for new carpet and paint
July 7, 2008: When the renovations are complete, this room will be the new home for parts of technical services and preservation. The shelving in the center of the room will be removed.