If you’ve been here all summer, you’ve no doubt seen (and heard) the construction progress on the Brody Learning Commons. However, if you’re new to Johns Hopkins or just back after spending the summer months away, here some things to keep in mind:

The Brody Learning Commons is a new library facility and will connect on all levels to the MSE Library. The four-story building will feature flexible group and individual study areas, interactive media rooms, a 100-seat quiet reading room, and a new 75-seat café. The commons will increase the library’s seating capacity by a third—adding more than 500 new seats—and will be completely wireless-enabled.

Work on the site typically occurs from 7 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. This work will continue for the next year, with the building scheduled to open in July 2012, well in time for the 2012-2013 academic year.

If you are looking for a quiet(er) study space during the times listed above, don’t forget the Hutzler Reading Room in Gilman Hall.

Stay tuned via this blog or the BLC blog for features on the construction and images from the project, as well as information about important milestones and initiatives. This information will also be posted to the Libraries’ Twitter feed (@mselibrary) and Facebook page, as well as through notices in Today’s Announcements. We will also be posting information on signs in the MSEL and providing project updates or reminders via articles in the JHU Gazette. And, of course, you can always ask a staff member for information.

Questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the construction can be sent to asklib@jhu.edu

Thanks, as always, for your patience during this process, and welcome back!

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