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Space Outside of W. W. Hagerty Library Undergoing Renovation

Landscaping - Library AfterA Rendering of how 33rd Street will look after Renovations

Construction began on Thursday, August 9th for a project that will transform the outdoor space on the 33rd Street side of W. W. Hagerty Library. The project focuses on the existing porch area outside of the Bookmark Café and will provide more than double the current outside seating options, offering a more scenic outdoor workspace for the community.

Part of the Drexel Master Plan, construction for the project is expected to last between 3 – 4 weeks. During this time the library is remain open, but the sidewalk and outdoor space on the 33rd Street side of the building are closed. Signage and safety fencing is in place to detour pedestrians around the construction area. Entrances to W. W. Hagerty Library and the Bookmark Café are remain open throughout construction and be accessible during regular hours.

Due to the nature of the construction, the first stage of the project is expected to cause considerable noise. This is expected to be brief but may be disruptive for some individuals attempting to work at the library. The Libraries apologizes for this inconvenience and offers earplugs and headphones at the Circulation Desk. Also, additional Libraries’ locations are open during this time, providing quiet spaces.

This project is one of many upcoming projects that will help to transform the existing library spaces to build learning environments for the Drexel community.

Questions about this project can be directed to the Libraries Administrative Office at 215-895-2750.

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