You may have noticed that the library has signs directing users to enter the front of the library through the doors on the right, pass through the foyer, and enter the main library lobby through doors on the left. Why are we doing that?
We have noticed in past winters that the double doors leading into the library lobby allow a fair amount of cold air into the library, making it difficult for the building HVAC system to keep the temperature properly (and efficiently) regulated. In addition, there are pipes to the library’s fire suppression system in the foyer area that could freeze and break if the foyer temperature drops below freezing.
By directing traffic into the library through the indirect path, were able to create a warmer buffer area in the library foyerkeeping the overall library a comfortable temperature and avoiding frozen pipes. As an important note, the automatic doors continue to function as they did before. Thanks for your understanding as we direct you into the library in a zig-zag route. Stay warm!