McGoogan News

Elevator downtime Tuesday Oct 5

The elevators in Wittson Hall, which serve the library, will be down for a scheduled inspection from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5. Additionally, the library elevator that serves floors 6 through 8 will also be down.

Anyone unable to use the stairs and needing elevator service to the library during this time will need to call the library circulation desk (559-4006)  or Security Dispatch (559-5111) for an escorted elevator ride.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Update on library facilities

Since March of this year, only one of the two elevators that provides access to the library has been available due to upgrading. Both elevators are now fully operational!

Now, in preparation for the laying of new carpet in the library’s entryway on the 6th floor, the wood floors are being torn up. The Linder Library Lounge and 6th floor women’s restroom will be unavailable during this time. Restrooms are available on the 7th and 8th floors. When the carpet is laid, these areas may also be inaccessible for a brief period. We apologize for this inconvenience and for any noise produced during this process.

Updated library hours for March 18-19

Due to elevator repairs in Wittson Hall, the library will be open, but closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday March 18 and Friday 19.

To reach the library on March 18 and 19, visitors must walk up the public staircase from the Wittson Hall lobby on Level 3 to the library entrance on Level 6.

Visitors who cannot use the stairs should call the following numbers for assistance from library staff:

Circulation department: 9-4006
Reference department: 9-6221

Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, March 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update on library elevators

The elevator that runs between the 6th and 8th floors of the library has been fully upgraded and is now operational. With that work complete, attention turns to upgrading the elevators that provide access to the library (6th floor), as well as floors 2-5. For the next several months, only one of these elevators will be functional at a time. During peak times, there may be a wait for an elevator.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wittson Hall elevator down starting Dec 21

On Monday, December 21st, the north passenger elevator no. 22 (serving Wittson Hall levels 2 through 6) will be shut down for not more than three (3) days. Elevator no. 22 will be shut down to allow the steel erection subcontactor to install a “catwalk” access platform near the top of the elevator hoistway necessary for routine elevator equipment maintenance. There will be some welding and cutting associated with this work and UNMC’s Hot Work policies/procedures will be enforced. During this time, the contractor and/or UNMC Security will be performing a “fire watch” of the construction site and surrounding areas. Any occupants of Wittson Hall that observe or smell smoke and/or fire should immediately call UNMC Security Dispatch at 559-5555.