Davis Library put up additional signs Friday to prevent students from entering the seventh and eighth floors, which are currently under construction to install further safety measures.
While Davis Library does have "closed" signs in place on the floors affected and near the elevators, many students still attempt to access these floors. Judith Panitch, director of library communications, said they plan to add more signs over the next few days due to lack of student awareness.
The two-year project started in June of last year and is expected to be completed in early 2019. Stephanie Berrier, the communications manager for facilities services and real estate, said the project will upgrade life safety infrastructure and install fire sprinklers throughout Davis Library.
Currently, the elevators are still open to the seventh floor and the eighth floor so construction workers can transport equipment and supplies.
“Locking the stairwells would violate fire codes and present a serious safety concern,” Panitch said.