Renovation 2017

Coming soon to the CSSSI

2017 is a big year for the CSSSI. It’s our five-year anniversary–and we’re undertaking a renovation of our lower level!

On this page, we’ll provide updates as needed about the renovation process and how it affects our spaces and services.

What to expect after the renovation

First and foremost, this project will create more study space–over 60 additional seats. There will be a seminar-style classroom; a digital studio for the creation of videos, tutorials, and other teaching and learning objects; and a maps/GIS consultation space. 

Check out this gallery of 3D views of the new spaces!

We’re getting ready to reopen soon! As of August 29th, here’s how the lower level looks

There will be some minor changes to the main level of the CSSSI as well, including more flexible seating options. 

What to expect during the renovation

During the renovation (late May-August 2017), the lower level of the CSSSI will be unavailable to researchers. If you need books from the CSSSI stacks, place a request in Orbis or Quicksearch. Staff will retrieve items twice daily for pickup at the CSSSI or other Library locations. Access to maps is limited and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis; for questions regarding access to maps, contact

Between the work happening on the lower level and the ongoing Yale Science Building construction happening around Kline Biology Tower, there may be times when it is noisy at the CSSSI. We apologize for these disruptions. Earplugs are available at the iDesk. 

The Yale Science Building project may have further implications for CSSSI researchers this summer. We anticipate that rooms C48 and C49, along with the computer classroom, may be especially noisy because of demolition and construction happening along the outside of the building. These rooms will remain open during the summer and available for walk-in use, but you will not be able to reserve these spaces using the online booking system

Will there be a party when the renovation is complete?

Absolutely! We look forward to welcoming everyone–our “regulars” and new members of the Yale community alike–into the renovated space. Stay tuned for more details. 

Questions and comments

If you have any questions or comments about the lower level renovation, please email us.