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Periodical Reading Room moves to a new location

Beginning Thursday, June 19th, all of the periodicals in Sterling Memorial Library’s Franke Family Reading Room will begin being relocated to the room formerly known as the Newspaper Reading Room, just adjacent to the entrance to the Music Library in SML. The move will be completed by Wednesday, July 2nd. At the end of the transition, the former Newspaper Reading Room will become the new “Periodical Reading Room (PRR).”

Periodicals will remain accessible throughout the transition. As materials are relocated from the Franke room to the new PRR, library staff will affix signs indicating the new location status.

The Franke Room will become the Beinecke Library’s temporary reading room, once the Beinecke closes for renovations next spring. Meanwhile, the move is happening now so that the room can be prepared and transformed. The other current services and functions in the Franke Room–such as circulation–will remain there until the nave is returned to full service in late August.

The former Newspaper Reading Room has served a variety of purposes over the years. In fact, this function as the new Periodical Reading Room returns the room to its originally designated purpose.

If you have any questions about the move, please contact Michael.bell@yale.edu or phone: (203) 432-1810.