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Law Library Construction Progress, Part V

USCphoto.com contains a veritable library of law school construction photos. Here are a few additional photos, taken by the director of the law library, Duncan Alford.

entrance to the law school facing Senate Street

Senate Street entrance                                                                                                           Photo: Duncan Alford

wall of wood paneling with three monitor screens and a judge's bench

law school courtroom                                                                                                              Photo: Duncan Alford

soft red chairs near a glass wall; round ottomans and low tables on carpet

student commons (to be open to students 24/7)                                                            Photo: Duncan Alford

three benches; six chairs; glass walls and exterior doors

soft seating in the entryway of the law library                                                              Photo: Duncan Alford

two chairs near tall windows, with natural light and suspended lighting

soft seating overlooking the Coleman Karesh Reading Room                                  Photo: Duncan Alford

newly planted tree and grass, brick patio, stone benches

courtyard view, facing dining area                                                                                    Photo: Duncan Alford

newly planted palmetto tree in courtyard, lamps visible in reading room windows

courtyard view, facing Coleman Karesh Reading Room                                              Photo: Duncan Alford

3 stories of carpeted stairs, elongated rectangle staircase with a slight "spiral staircase" effect

law library stairwell                                                                                                               Photo: Duncan Alford

staircase with railing and landing; large light-filled windows to the right create shadows

staircase in the classroom wing, view from second floor to first floor                    Photo: Duncan Alford

This is our final post about construction. Starting tomorrow, our blog’s focus will shift to cover the library move.

Law Library Move

We will close at noon on May 8 to prepare for the move. 3Ls must clean out their carrels and return the keys by noon on May 8.

Reference librarians will be available via email Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the move, with the exception of May 18 and 19, the days of our office move.

We reopen at 1525 Senate Street on May 30, 2017.

Previous construction progress posts:

Law Library Construction Progress, Part IV

Students at Albright College in Reading, PA form a human chain to move books from their library’s former location to a building constructed in 1964.

Instead of a human chain, the law library will use professional movers who specialize in moving libraries to get all of our books and other materials from 701 South Main Street to 1525 Senate Street.

Here are our latest glimpses of the new space:

main entrance to the law school at 1525 Senate Street                                                  Photo: Duncan Alford

main lobby of the law school, looking down the classroom wing toward Gervais Street                   Photo: Duncan Alford

courtroom view from the lobby entrance                                                                           Photo: Duncan Alford

courtroom view toward the bench                                                                                        Photo: Duncan Alford

student lockers                                                                                                                            Photo: Duncan Alford

view of cafe and dining area                                                                                                  Photo: Duncan Alford

view of dining area, toward courtyard                                                                                Photo: Duncan Alford

view of the student commons facing the courtyard                                              Photo: Pamela Melton

law library circulation desk, near law library entrance, facing Gervais Street      Photo: Pamela Melton

law library reference desk, view facing Bull Street                                       Photo: Pamela Melton

We will be closed May 6 – May 29 due to the move.

We reopen at 1525 Senate Street on May 30, 2017.

Previous construction progress posts:

Law Library Construction Progress, Part III

More photos of construction progress are below. The book move starts May 8. It’s almost time!

entrance to the student commons, facing south (toward Senate St.)                        Photo: Tobias Brasier

circulation desk at library entrance; Gervais St. law school entrance is visible      Photo: Tobias Brasier

moving blankets have not yet been removed from the reference desk                     Photo: Tobias Brasier

shelving on the law library’s first floor, facing Gervais Street                                    Photo: Duncan Alford

view of Coleman Karesh Reading Room facing south (toward Senate St.)              Photo: Tobias Brasier

Coleman Karesh Reading Room, standing on the 2nd floor facing west (3rd floor shelving visible through upper windows)                                                                                                         Photo: Tobias Brasier

bookshelves on the 3rd floor (view facing windows along Bull St.)                           Photo: Tobias Brasier

For good measure, a couple of law school building photos from outside the law library are below.

a law school classroom, facing Pickens Street                                                                   Photo: Duncan Alford

law school courtroom, facing Pickens Street                                                                      Photo: Duncan Alford

Previous construction progress posts:

Law Library Construction Progress, Part II

The law library’s big move in May 2017 draws ever nearer. The new law school building on Gervais Street is almost ready.

circulation desk at library entrance (view facing toward Gervais Street)

view of the student commons (to be open to students 24/7), facing toward Bull Street

the law library’s two-story reading room, facing west (Bull Street)

reading room facing north (Gervais Street)

reading room facing east (courtyard)

All photos are courtesy of Duncan Alford.

Law Library Construction Progress

The law library is planning to move in May 2017 to its new location at the corner of Gervais and Bull in Columbia.

Here are some glimpses of the progress so far on building the new library:

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view of compact shelving being installed on the north side (Gervais Street)

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view of compact shelving being installed on the east side (Pickens Street)

courtyard-looking-from-the-reading-room-balcony

view from the law library’s reading room balcony, looking onto the courtyard

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view from inside the student commons, to be open to law students 24/7, looking toward Bull Street

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the law library’s two-story reading room under construction

All photos courtesy of Duncan Alford.