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Baker Library Preparing to Move

Baker Library Preparing to Move

The Baker Library renovation and expansion project is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2005. The Baker Library staff and collections will be moving into the new Baker during the summer.

Current plans call for the general collections moves to begin on June 13, 2005. To facilitate this move, browsing of all collections at the Baker Library @ North Harvard facility, including Baker Old Class, will be suspended effective Friday, June 10, 2005. General collections materials will continue to be delivered from Baker Library @ North Harvard to Baker Library @ Kresge and users’ on-campus addresses through July 1, 2005. Baker Old Class will be unavailable for use until July 25, 2005.

The last day that Baker Library @ Kresge will be open for service is July 8, 2005. The Baker Library Business Information Services Center, currently housed in Kresge, will be closed from July 11 – 24, 2005 to allow for the completion of the collections and staff moves. Current plans call for the services now provided at Baker Library @ Kresge to resume in the Stamps Reading Room on the third floor of the newly renovated Baker Library on Monday, July 25, 2005.

Baker Library Historical Collections will also be closing during the summer in order to move. The last day the Historical Collections Reading Room at Baker Library @ North Harvard will be open is June 10, 2005. The Baker Old Class Collection will be unavailable from June 11 – July 24, 2005. All rare book and manuscript collections will be inaccessible from June 10 until mid-August.. Historical Collections currently plans to re-open in the de Gasp‚ Beaubien Reading Room on the first floor of Baker Library no later than August 15, 2005.

Patrons planning to use Historical Collections during the summer should contact the Historical Collections Reference Desk in advance at 617.495.6411 or at histcollref@hbs.edu for updates on the move schedule and/or to determine the availability of material.

Baker Library will make every effort to ensure that our closing inconveniences customers as little as possible and to provide emergency reference service to members of the HBS community during the move.

Please note that all dates are subject to change.

Summary of Key Dates for Baker Library Access and Services
(all dates are in 2005)

June 10 Baker Library @ North Harvard, including Historical Collections, closes
Last day for delivery of Baker Old Class materials to Baker Library @
Kresge and HBS on-campus addresses.

July 1 Last day for delivery of general collections materials from Baker Library
@ North Harvard to Baker Library @ Kresge and HBS on campus
addresses

July 8 Baker Library @ Kresge closes

July 25 Services now provided at Baker Library @ Kresge resume in the
Stamps Reading Room, 3rd floor, Baker Library

Baker Old Class available in the de Gasp‚ Beaubien Reading Room, 1st
floor, Baker Library

mid-August All Historical Collections services resume in the de Gasp‚ Beaubien
Reading Room, 1st floor, Baker Library

May 2, 2005
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