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Halle Library First Floor Renovation

About the Renovation

Eastern Michigan University received a generous gift from the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation to upgrade and modernize the University’s Bruce T. Halle Library’s first floor. The renovation project will begin April 29th and is planned to be completed in time for the fall semester. The library will remain open during the construction, and while the first floor will be closed, the Library Services Desk will remain open.

The goal of the renovation is to create spaces for the campus community to gather for collaboration and instruction. The revitalization project includes the following:

  • An entrance that reflects the intention of a 21st century library
  • Improved consulting space to allow for research, writing, technology/digital media, communication consultations, and tutoring
  • Creation of exhibit space for students and community to showcase work
  • Creation of flexible spaces to recharge and connect
  • Center for Jewish Studies
  • Center for Social Justice

We can’t wait to welcome all of you into our new space in the fall 2024 semester!

Summer 2024 Renovation Process

The library will remain open during the construction. The Library Services Desk will be open, but the rest of the first floor will be closed.

Services and collections that are temporarily relocated during summer construction:

  • Academic Projects Center: on call librarian assistance available by asking at the Library Services Desk.
  • New books: are being shelved in the circulating collection. Browse new print and ebooks online.
  • Popular reading: 3rd floor west

Permanently Relocated

These collections and services have been permanently relocated:

  • Audiovisual equipment: room 210
  • Faculty publications 2nd floor south
  • Reference collection: 2nd floor
  • IT computers: 1st floor Multimedia Commons is closed. Boone Computing Commons on the ground floor remains open.


Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti MI, USA 48197 Phone:734.487.0020